Israel head coach Andreas Herzog has pleaded with the Scottish FA to grant Celtic target Hatem Abd Elhamed a work permit.
That’s according to the Daily Express, cited by the BBC, who claim that Herzog has written to the Scottish FA to back the defender’s case for a work permit ahead of a proposed £2 million move to Celtic Park.
The Hoops have agreed on a fee with Hapoel Be’er Sheva for the 28-year-old’s services, however, a move now appears to be complex in terms of getting the player a work permit.
A move would see Abd Elhamed ease Neil Lennon’s defensive troubles, with the experienced international able to play at both right-back and centre-back.
If a deal gets over the line, the defender would be Lennon’s fourth summer signing, with the Northern Irishman keen on getting more players through the door ahead of the club’s first Scottish Premiership game against St Johnstone on August 3rd.
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Neil Lennon is thought to be a big fan of Jenkinson, and with Kieran Tierney’s potential move to Arsenal still up in the air, the Gunners could offer Jenkinson as part of a deal.
Simpson is reportedly training with the club and could well be offered a deal to remain at Celtic Park ahead of a free transfer.
The Hoops have been extremely keen on Brentford midfielder Sawyers in recent weeks, however, a move appears to have slowed up.
Middlesbrough striker Assombalonga has been linked with the club in recent weeks, however, the Hoops may have to pay a club-record fee for the natural goalscorer.