Celtic will reportedly offer free agent Danny Simpson a two-year deal in the coming days, according to Football Insider.
The report suggests that the Hoops will now make a move for the right-back, after the former Leicester City defender agreed to train with the club ahead of a proposed deal.
A two-year contract will be worth £3.1 million, with Simpson set to be offered a base salary of £30,000-a-week.
Neil Lennon is thought to be a big admirer of the 32-year-old, who played a key role in Leicester’s remarkable Premier League triumph three years ago.
The Hoops are currently lacking a senior right-back option following the departure of Mikael Lustig, with Lennon hoping to bring in at least two full-back additions ahead of the new season.
Celtic had been looking at both Tommy Smith and George Baldock, however, it appears as if the Hoops are now ready to offer for the former Foxes defender a lucrative deal at Celtic Park.
Why Simpson would be a good signing for Celtic
The right-back has plenty of senior experience at the top level, representing a host of English sides including Manchester United, Newcastle and QPR.
No transfer fee
With no transfer fee needed to sign Simpson, Celtic could then put further funds into more summer additions.
Despite falling out of favour at the King Power last season, Simpson has shown in recent years that he is a consistent performer and would be a solid addition to Lennon’s backline.
Simpson, who has won the Premier League and the Championship twice, is known for his leadership qualities as well as his technical ability, something that will be greatly welcomed at Celtic Park.