Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby has heaped praise on Mexico World Cup 2010 full back Efrain Juarez and hopes a £3 million deal can be sealed.
Juarez, 22, impressed during his nation's charge to the second round and was rumoured to be in talks with the Hoops about a move. West Ham United had been linked with the Pumas defender but he is understood to have set his mind on a switch to Parkhead.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Mjallby refused to confirm a transfer was in place but was quick to herald Jaurez's ability.
He said: "I've seen Juarez during the World Cup. He's a great player with terrific stamina.
"It would be great if he was to come and sign for us, but I've not heard anything more than that we have been linked with him."