Celtic have agreed a deal to sign defender Carl Starfelt by Russian side Rubin Kazan.
Sweden’s central defender in Parkhead has signed a four-year deal that requires the transfer to complete an international clean-up.
The arrival of the 26-year-old follows the departure of Christopher Ager, who left Celtic on Wednesday to join the Premier League side Brentford with an initial payment of £ 13.5 million.
Celtic head coach Ange Postekoglu will be the new signing of Starfelt following the arrival of Kyogo Furuza, Liel Abada, Liam Shaw and Osase Urhogide.
“I’m really happy that a deal has been reached and we are really looking forward to Carl joining the team,” Postekoglu said. “Carl is an experienced player and a person who has had real success at Celtic.
“He is a strong, athletic and loyal defender and adds quality to our squad. I am sure he will be a player who will be well received by our fans and someone who will be really important to us.”
Starfelt began his career with IF Brommapojkarna before joining his Swedish counterpart IFK Gotenburg in 2018. He spent just two seasons at Gothenburg before moving to Rubin Kazan.
The first three Starfelt international matches were played in a friendly against Russia in October 2020, but he did not form the Swedish squad for Euro 2020 earlier this summer.
Celtic will face FC Midtjylland in the return leg of their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday, July 28, three days before the start of the Scottish Premier League campaign against Hearts, live on Sky Sports.
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