Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Celtic have completed a deal to sign Sweden international Carl Starfelt.
Twitter: Celtic have reached an agreement with Rubin Kazan to sign Carl Starfelt, done deal and here we go. €5m as final fee… https://t.co/hVjDvMk84j (@FabrizioRomano)
Indicating that it is a ‘done deal’, the club have reportedly agreed a €5 million deal with Starfelt’s parent club in Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan.
Romano also added that personal terms between Celtic and the player’s entourage had been agreed for some time and were ‘advanced’ as early as a week ago.
Romano expects an official announcement to come soon, with Ange Postecoglou set to sign his first player with significant senior experience to his squad.
In another update tacked onto the Starfelt development, Romano has re-asserted that Brandon Soppy is a target of major interest to Celtic.
The journalist claimed that he is the Bhoys’ ‘next target’ as recruitment chiefs at Parkhead turn their attention to their next major reinforcement.
The Hoops have already recruited youngsters Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide, with Israeli winger Liel Abada expected to be close to joining.
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With Shane Duffy having returned to Brighton and Kristoffer Ajer pushing for a Celtic exit, recruiting the 26-year-old ball-playing defender is a major step for the club.
Adding security to Celtic’s increasingly depleted back line, Starfelt could be a long-run partner to Christopher Jullien under Postecoglou.