Report says Celtic hit stumbling block over Bernardo deal

A report from Portugal has claimed that Celtic and Paulo Bernardo cannot agree on wages, which might prove to be a stumbling block in sealing a return to Glasgow.

Bernardo was part of Brendan Rodgers’ side that won a Double and the Scottish Champions are keen to bring him back to Glasgow’s East End on a permanent deal. Reports have recently stated that the player is keen on the deal with both clubs negotiating towards an agreeable deal.

Record Portugal claims that parties are working on a deal but wages appear to be a point of contention.

It appears that this report is merely speculation about what might be a stumbling block. Bernardo signed a deal until 2027 back in 2022 but it is clear that the Benfica management do not see him as part of their immediate first team plans. If Celtic can strike a deal in the £3-4m mark then it would represent a very good deal.

Bernardo has made 31 appearances, scoring four goals and assisting on three occasions. Rodgers clearly rates the Portuguese midfielder but it was always a case that he’d be coming in to supplement the first pick trio of Matt O’Riley, Reo Hatate and Callum McGregor.

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