Celtic Hand Trial To Uruguayan Striker Nicolas Mezquida

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Celtic have taken young Uruguayan striker Nicolas Mezquida on trial as manager Neil Lennon weights up the possibility of handing him a permanent deal, Sky Sports reports.

The 21-year-old frontman is now a free agent after leaving Uruguayan side Centro Atletico Fenix at the end of the previous campaign.

Mezquida, who began his career with Penarol in his homeland, has experience of playing in Europe before following two unsuccessful spells on loan in Norway with Brann and Lillestrom, where he managed to make four appearances in total.

And now the former Uruguayan youth international has headed back for another crack at the whip in the hope of earning a deal with Neil Lennon’s men after travelling to the club’s Lennoxtown training base so Lennon and his coaching staff can run the rule over whether to sign him up.

Lennon is still looking to boost his attacking options after allowing young striker Tony Watt to leave on loan to Lierse SK on transfer deadline day. The Bhoys also lost Gary Hooper earlier on in the summer when he left to join Norwich City for a fee in the region of £5m.

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