Celtic signing this 21-year-old Mexican beast would go a long way in boosting the club’s defensive depth

Celtic Opinion – The Hoops should sign Edson Alvarez in the summer window

According to a report in Daily Record, Scottish champions Celtic are still chasing Mexican defender Edson Alvarez. The 21-year-old, who currently plies his trade for Liga MX Club America, was linked with a move to Parkhead over the January transfer window as well.

There are suggestions that the Mexican international wants to make a switch to Europe soon and enhance his reputation. Celtic are one of the destinations named for him. (h/t Daily Record)

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Edson Alvarez

Since the sudden departure of Brendan Rodgers, the Hoops hired Neil Lennon as their new manager till the end of this season. Hence, it is clear that a new manager will come in the summer, possibly with fresh ideas that could ignite a squad overhaul.

Here’s why adding Alvarez to the team would be a nice idea for Celtic:

A versatile player who can bolster the defensive line

Predominantly a centre-back who is comfortable playing on both sides, Alvarez can operate in defensive midfield or as a right full-back as well. He is versatile enough to help the team in various ways, which is always good for the manager.

In terms of attributes, the 21-year-old is pretty good in passing out from the back, can make recovery runs and is aerially adept at winning duels in both boxes.

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With Celtic losing players in the defensive line, they must bring in similar assets to enhance their chances of playing better next season onwards.

Dedryck Boyata’s contract is running out while Filip Benkovic will return to Leicester. Hence, signing a centre-back of Alvarez’s propensity would suffice in every way.

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Everything is pointing towards the conclusion that Celtic must make a move for Edson Alvarez in the summer window.