Argentinian right-back Fabricio Bustos has suddenly been linked with a move to Celtic at a time when Ange Postecoglou desperately needs a recruit in the position.

Bustos wants to leave Club Atlético Independiente to improve his career in Europe and is considered one of the best in Argentina in his role.

Celtic could be an extraordinary place for him after playing at a high level in his home country for more than five years.

The 26-year old has won two major trophies with the club where he started his professional journey - the 2017 Copa Sudamericana at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil and then the 2018 Copa Suruga Bank in Japan. Since his debut in December 2016, he has been an irreplaceable defender and every single manager has chosen him as a first choice. 

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Although he played as an attacking midfielder during his development at youth level, he was selected as a right-back in the first team and has remained there since. 

He is well-known for being a dynamic and quick player who is also comfortable dropping into central areas to pick up the ball, an essential trait in Postecoglou's inverted full-back system.

Celtic Way: Bustos is comfortable coming inside to pick up the ballBustos is comfortable coming inside to pick up the ball

You can see from the above heat map he's a player who is already comfortable moving into the kind of areas the Aussie manager expects of his full-backs.

Besides excelling at right-back, his youth development means he can play in midfield and that gives the club the double whammy of attacking and defending well on the right side of the pitch.

Independiente are one of the country's truly big clubs and have won 21 international cups with every single tournament considered a must-win. 

A high-pressure environment, with demanding supporters combined with a chance to improve as a player and win trophies… sound familiar?

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Because of his excellent performances, he was called up by the Argentina national team to be part of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Unfortunately for him, he could not make it for the tournament despite his club teammates Nicolas Tagliafico and Maximiliano Meza both grabbing spots in the squad.  

As I wrote in an article a few weeks ago related to the South American market, now it’s easier for Celtic to bring in some of these players. Bustos has played almost every single game for Independiente since 2017, not just in the league, but also in the international cups such as Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

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This is his best moment to leave the club if he wants to improve his career, and given Celtic's desperate need for a right-back, this is a deal that matches the needs of both sides.

Fabricio's contract finishes next June and from December this year, he is free to sign a pre-contract with any club.

Celtic Way: Bustos' ball progressions show a player who attacks with purposeBustos' ball progressions show a player who attacks with purpose

Independiente will ask for between three and four million pounds which is reflective of his importance to the team.

It might seem like a lot for a player with one year remaining on his contract, but Celtic should take the financial hit and enjoy the longer-term benefits.

If it’s possible, don’t let Bustos go. Vamos.

Argentinian journalist Seba Ongarelli is a lifelong Club Atlético Independiente supporter and founder of the South America CSC.