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Within 48 hours- Celtic fans given Alexandro Bernabei update

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Celtic are expecting to complete the signing of Alexandro Bernabei over the weekend. 

The defender was pictured at Glasgow Airport on Friday morning but there has been no official news on further developments. 

Celtic begin pre-season training on Monday but a likely two match suspension for being sent off for Lanus in their 1-0 win over Colon last week could have an effect on the signing timeline. 

Transfer of a two match suspension is at the discretion of the Argentinian FA although this could be avoided if the signing is delayed until July 1 with Labus having matches on June 26 and 30. 

It has been a case of wait and wonder for Celtic fans throughout Friday but at 11.23pm The Sun reported: 

ARGENTINIAN kid Alexandro Bernabei will become Celtic’s third summer signing in the next 48 hours — and Jota is likely to follow within days. 

Left-back Bernabei, 21, finally landed in Glasgow yesterday following a marathon journey from Buenos Aires. 

The Lanus defender, right, who will cost the Hoops around £3.75million, will complete the formalities of his switch to the Premiership champions over the weekend. 

The Under-19 cap, who will become the first Argentinian ever to play for Celtic, is expected to join his new team-mates when they begin pre- season training at the start of the week. 

Greg Taylor finished last season as Celtic’s only left-back with Bernabei viewed as competition and cover for the former Kilmarnock defender. 

Having two options in every position will allow Ange Postecoglou to really push his players throug their schedule of pre-season friendlies ahead of the SPFL Premiership opener on July 31 at home to Aberdeen. 

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