SPANISH side Getafe are poised to splash £750,000 to lure Emilio Izaguirre from Celtic in the summer.
The Honduran international has lost his left-back slot to teenager Kieran Tierney this season with the teenager impressing in just about every match.
Sevilla are also watching the 29-year-old defender who joined the Hoops six years ago for £550,000 from his nation’s club side Motagua.
Ronny Deila has already stated he would prefer Izaguirre to remain at Parkhead, but his contract expires in June next year and the champions could decide to cash in.
The pacy defender has played 82 times for his country, but Honduran international boss Jorge Luis Pinto has warned him his place in the squad will be in jeopardy if he isn’t playing regular first team football.
Tierney made his first team breakthrough as a substitute against Dundee at Dens Park near the end of the last campaign.
His form this season has seen him take over from Izaguirre and Deila has even insisted Gordon Strachan should look at his 18-year-old defender when he names his player pools for the forthcoming friendlies against the Czech Republic and Denmark.
Izaguirre is likely to welcome the opportunity of performing in La Liga and Celtic will sell any player if the price is right.
Last week Ronny Deila spoke about Emilio’s future at Celtic, stating that he is wanted at the club.
“Of course, he has a future, we can’t have one full-back,” the Celtic manager said.
“It’s tough competition on that side. Everyone can see what KT has done, but everyone also respects what Emilio has done for this club.
“We know we have two very good full-backs. He’s a player we want to keep.
“I talk with Emilio lots of times. He comes into my office and we talk. Of course, he wants to play more, that’s for sure. Everybody in that squad wants to play.“But it’s a competition and you never know in football. Something could happen with KT and also he can show in training that he is better.
“I can’t make my decision on what a national team coach is having an opinion.”
Tierney was lucky to avoid a serious injury on Friday evening when a dangerous lunge resulted in only a yellow card from referee Craig Thomson, who seems to struggle to get any decision right in matches involving the Champions.
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