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MEXICAN STAR EYES CELTIC

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MEXICO international Isaac Brizuela has revealed Celtic failed to sign him – and admitted he would be willing to join the champions if they made a second attempt.

The winger was on the Hoops radar, but his former club, Deportivo Toluca, knocked back interest in their 14 times-capped star performer.

Now five years later, Brizuela is hoping to make up for lost time and get his switch to Glasgow.

The 29-year-old forward, who eventually left Toluca for £5million to Guadalajara, told Mexican sports journal Medio Tiempo, Brizuela: “I heard the rumours, but I didn’t want to think about them too much and distract myself.

“In the end, I don’t know if they [Celtic] spoke to a [Toluca] director, but when I was in Toluca they approached me.

“The club didn’t let me go because Celtic didn’t want to pay their asking price.

“I know that I have a certain age, but I won’t give up hope that such a moment will come.”

Unfortunately, it looks as though the clock has beaten the Mexican flanker. Neil Lennon is top heavy with wide Bhoys and Scott Sinclair, a year older than Brizuela, hasn’t been included in any of the last five match day squads.

The Parkhead chief also has £2million Marian Shved knocking on the door while James Forrest, Mikey Johnston, Lewis Morgan and Jonny Hayes have have taken care of business.

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