Celtic have reportedly identified a player who could potentially replace Jozo Simunovic, who has left Parkhead after his Hoops contract ran out last month.
According to the Glasgow Evening Times, the Bhoys are keeping tabs on Poland international Pawel Dawidowicz, who plies his trade for Serie A side Hellas Verona.
The 25-year-old centre-back has features 14 times this season in the Italian top flight and is currently preparing for a return to action when the league resumes on 20 June.
Dawidowicz came through the ranks at Lechia Gdansk before moving to Benfica in 2014, spending much of his time playing for their B team.
While on the Portuguese giants’ books, the 6ft 2in ace spent time on loan at Bochum, Palermo and Verona, sealing a move to the latter in 2019.
Dawidowicz, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, has helped Verona up to eighth in Serie A, an impressive showing by the 2018-19 Serie B playoff winners.
Simunovic’s departure from Celtic raised quite a few eyebrows but it looks as though Neil Lennon is already lining up a replacement ahead of what could be a historic, momentous season for the Hoops.
With nine in a row done and dusted, and a fourth consecutive domestic treble on the horizon if the Scottish Cup semi-finals go ahead, 2020-21 sees Celtic on the verge of football immortality – so it’s important to get the signings right.
Having impressed for Verona this season and with a reported £1.4million price tag, Dawidowicz certainly sounds like a suitable candidate to bolster the Bhoys’ defensive ranks further.