Celtic target Sergio Quintero admits it might take time to adapt to Scottish football - but he's ready for the challenge should the move happen this week.

The Hoops are tracking the Ecuador ace and have already made contact with his homeland club Imbabura SC.

Defensive midfielder Quintero, 20, is aware of the interest and has revealed discussions are at an advanced stage.

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The youngster acknowledges a difference in style between what he's used to and British football - but he's confident he can make the transition.

He said: "Celtic representatives have been talking with the president of Imbabura.

"They have to come to an agreement this week but if that doesn’t work out I have offers from other sides, including in Ecuador.

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"Adapting to that culture, would be very difficult for me.

"But with with time, one day at a time, I think I could match them.  

"I have to take it on with responsibility."

Known as La Maquina - The Machine - Quintero is famed at home for his power and aggression.

Celtic's interest in Quintero has intensified after French midfielder Olivier Ntcham implied he's ready to leave Parkhead.