Bhoys close in on Mexican star

14 July 2010 05:07
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed that he is close to completing the capture of Mexico international midfielder Efrain Juarez. The 22-year-old started three games for his country at the World Cup and also played in Mexico's friendly defeat to England in May. "We're very close to signing him and hopefully over the next few days we'll have something on that," confirmed Lennon. "He's got great energy, is really comfortable on the ball and works really hard off it. He's a very fit lad and I think his style will suit us. He's a hardy little guy as well, he can put his foot in. "I saw him playing against England at Wembley before the World Cup and just kept an eye on him. "I thought he looked decent there and in the World Cup and, when the opportunity came up, we watched him again and again and asked if he'd fit in to what we wanted to do here. We all agreed that he would. We're not paying massive money for him."

Source: ESA