Celtic weigh up summer move for Sergio Araujo

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CELTIC have been linked with Boca Juniors striker Sergio Araujo as Ronny Deila bids to bolster his strikeforce.

The Hoops scouted the 23-year-old, who is currently on loan at Spanish side Las Palmas, in January, and Deila is reportedly pleased by reports on Araujo.

Sergio Araujo is a summer target for Celtic. Picture: Getty

Sergio Araujo is a summer target for Celtic. Picture: Getty

Despite graduating to the Azul y Oro senior squad, Araujo has just one goal and 19 appearances under his belt for the Primera Division outfit, and has spent time on loan at fellow Argentinian side Tigre.

He joined Barcelona on loan for the 2012/13 season, hitting seven goals in 34 matches for their second string side Barcelona B, but returned to Argentina at the season’s end.

Araujo has enjoyed a more prolific run at Las Palmas, who play in Spain’s Segunda Division, where he has a goal ratio of one in every two games.

Deila is known to be weighing up his options up front, with John Guidetti’s future looking increasingly likely to lie away from Glasgow, and Anthony Stokes has been linked with a handful of English clubs.

Fellow strikers Teemu Pukki and Amido Balde look certain to leave the club in the summer, and the jury is still out on Stefan Scepovic.

Celtic have also been linked with Dundee United hitman Nadir Ciftci, but look unlikely to try and tempt Adam Rooney to Glasgow from Aberdeen.

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