Paulo Bernardo is open to permanent Celtic move

Paulo Bernardo is open to permanent Celtic move

As Paulo Bernardo’s thoughts on his move to Scotland become more apparent,

There are encouraging rumours coming from Portugal regarding his continued presence at Celtic this weekend.

Bernardo spent the previous season on loan from Benfica and made 33 appearances for the Bhoys.

When manager Brendan Rodgers called on him, he made a valuable contribution.

Highlights include performances against Livingston, Dundee, and Buckie Thistle, in addition to a pivotal goal against Rangers.

In addition, his strong run and shot assisted Celtic in winning the Scottish Cup in last weekend’s derby final.

Paulo Bernardo is open to permanent Celtic move
Paulo Bernardo is open to permanent Celtic move

This week, the athlete has been participating in a training camp for the Portugal national team in an effort to extend his successful season into the summer.

According to a story published on page 9 of the Portuguese newspaper Record on Saturday,

He would want to remain at Celtic, provided that the team and Benfica can reach an agreement on a transfer fee.

Paulo Bernardo had a good season at Celtic, and the midfield player wants

to stay with the Scottish team, according to the article (translated by DeepL).

Though there are still a lot of questions about whether this will happen,

it appears like Celtic will try to get the option to buy clause reduced or, at the very least, have the player’s loan renewed.

The 22-year-old thinks he might play frequently next season, which is currently what he wants most.

Additionally, he is aware that his prospects of being a viable choice for Roger Schmidt are

slim following two disastrous preseasons with the German coach, all of which resulted in loan stints.

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In light of these conditions,

Paulo Bernardo believes that continuing his career in Scotland—a nation to which he has adapted

rather well and a group to which he feels completely at home—is a wise choice.

Celtic may be able to reduce the fee from the rumored £6.3 million option-to-buy in Bernardo’s loan if he shows intent.

Brendan Rodgers’s desire to remain with the Bhoys and find happiness in Scotland must also make a permanent relocation much more alluring.

In January of last year, Rodgers expressed his satisfaction with Bernardo’s development by saying,

“I’m delighted with Paulo’s emergence.” We have an opportunity to activate the agreement with the club, should we so choose.

He entered, and over time, he picked up the fundamentals of our play.

I knew coming into last month’s Rangers game that he would start.

and we wanted to give him a run of games. He has performed admirably.

Undoubtedly, as the close season progresses and the transfer window formally opens next week,

This is a situation to keep a close eye on.

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