Celtic will sign free agent defender Emile Legault before the transfer window closes, according to a report from Get French Football News.

The 18-year-old is a free agent after running down his deal at Auxerre and Celtic, sticking to their policy of recruiting young players, have offered him the chance to join up with the Scottish champions.

GFFN report that the Canadian will become the newest Celtic player once all of the relevent paperwork is submitted.

Whether the teenager will feature with the first-team or the club’s youth set up remains to be seen, although it is likely that he’ll go into the development squad at first as he ajusts to life as a Celtic player.

It was reported back in June that the defender had put pen to paper on a deal with Celtic but it appears that he was just on trial at the club, but he will offically become a Celt in the next few hours.