Second Bhoys chance for Amoroso
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic boss Martin O'Neill wants to take a closer look at Brazilian striker Marcio Amoroso after the South American joined The Bhoys for a trial.
Amoroso left Borussia Dortmund last month after falling out with the club and, although he is clearly lacking match fitness, O'Neill wants to take another look.
"We organised a bit of a game with him and the players today and I think he enjoyed that and he did okay," said O'Neill.
"There are no deadlines and we are not rushing into anything at the moment.
"He has cost a lot of money in the past so he must be a good player and that is why we wanted to have a look at him. My own view is that I would like to see him again."
The Samba star cost Dortmund a massive £18 million when he moved to Germany from Italian side Parma in 2001 but has failed to live up to his price tag.
A serious knee injury has caused him problems, and he has not played a competitive match since September.
He could figure in Celtic's pre-season tour of America when they play the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, as O'Neill searches for a new striker to replace Henrik Larsson.
The prolific Swede is leaving Parkhead at the end of the season, and O'Neill is also looking at Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solsjaer as a possible target.