Steve Wilson appears to have given the game away over who will be Celtic’s next signing of the January transfer window.
On Monday Yuki Kobayashi was confirmed on a five year contract, on Wednesday new started to emerge that Alistair Johnston could be joining the Vissel Kobe defender in Glasgow.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano took the story on a few stages when he tweeted that a verbal agreement had been reached with CF Montreal with hoops fans impressed by Johnston’s performance in the World Cup against Belgium.
Canada were back in action this afternoon against Croatia with Celtic fans noting what may have been a slip up by BBC commentator Steve Wilson.
Listening in to coverage the Daily Record reports:
It had previously been reported that a verbal agreement had been reached, with ‘final details’ remaining to be hashed out. But the BBC’s lead commentator Steve WIlson dropped the news early in the clash that a fee has now been greenlit, going as far to say Johnston will definitely be announced as a Celtic player as soon as the World Cup is out of the way.
Wilson could have mentioned speculation but seemed to have more detail than has previously been reported.
Johnston is under contract to Montreal until December 2023 with his club also having a two year option on that contract. After losing 4-1 to Croatia Canada have been knocked out which could clear the way for their right-back to join Celtic by the end of the week.