Mexican outlet Futbol have claimed that both Celtic and Rangers made offers during the summer for Chivas winger Isaac Brizuela, but a move was rejected because neither club paid enough money.
The 29-year-old winger has become established in the top tier of Mexican football over the last few seasons, starring for Chivas. Last season, the 14-time Mexico international scored four goals and laid on a further 10 assists.
Renowned for his explosive speed, Brizuela boasts an impeccable first touch and excellent crossing ability. But he joined Chivas for £5million in January 2015 and it is likely that the Mexican outfit will want a similar figure.
It remains to be seen if either side will re-enter the market for Brizuela in January, with Celtic and Rangers both bringing in new wingers towards the end of the market. Celtic signed Mohamed Elyounoussi, while Rangers nabbed Ryan Kent.
TBR’s view – Brizuela would be excellent for Celtic or Rangers
A player of Brizuela’s calibre would make him an excellent signing for either Celtic or Rangers, and give either side an enormous boost in European football. At £5million, he would be a superb signing.
However, both Rangers and Celtic could probably do with spending what limited funds they still have elsewhere. The Hoops need a centre-back, while the Gers could do with a left-back. A winger is far down the priority list.