Ange Postecoglou has bagged another five year contract with Alistair Johnston signing on from Montreal CF.
The 24-year-old has been in the spotlight at the World Cup Finals in Qatar but will be moving to Scotland for the next stage in his career.
On Friday Yuki Kobayashi was brought in from Vissel Kobe on a five year contract as Postecoglou lays down some long term plans to take Celtic forward to match his ambitions for the club.
There is still four weeks to go before the transfer window opens but the hoops boss told the Celtic website that the Johnston deal was a long time in planning:
I’m delighted. He’s someone we identified pretty early on as somebody we think can add to our club.
He’s had an interesting career path where he’s had to work very hard to get to where he is, and we’re very happy to conclude the deal and knowing he was going to the World Cup, I think he performed well there as well.
He’s really keen to come across and take the next step in his career, and I think he’ll be a great fit in our dressing-room, and he’ll definitely add something to our football as well. He’s predominantly played on the right side of defence, at centre-back or right-back.
He’s very good technically, very good going forward and also a really strong competitor and he doesn’t mind the physical aspects of the game, and as I said, I think he’ll add something to our club.
With two deals completed there is bound to be some speculation that there could be outgoing movement from Celtic next month.
Josip Juranovic has been linked with a move away but there hasn’t been any definite suggestions of which clubs might be interested in the Croatian who like Johnston has been in action at the World Cup with a last 16 clash with Japan to be played on Monday.