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Celtic: Alistair Johnston transfer ‘all but done’

Celtic: Alistair Johnston transfer ‘all but done’ -Celtic News

Celtic’s move for Montreal defender Alistair Johnston has been agreed upon by all parties and is ‘all but done’, according to Tom Bogert.

The Lowdown: Johnston in Qatar

The Hoops have been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old over the last seven days after securing the services of centre-back Yuki Kobayashi, with Johnston currently representing Canada at the World Cup.

He has played in both games so far, recording SofaScore match ratings of 6.6/10 and 6.1/10 against Belgium and Croatia respectively.

Canada are already eliminated ahead of their final group game with Morocco today, and it seems as if Johnston will be on the move in 2023.

The Latest: Johnston to Celtic ‘all but done’

Bogert took to Twitter to provide an encouraging update regarding Celtic and Johnston. He revealed that a transfer is being finalised and that ‘agreements are now reached between all’, with a move ‘all but done’.

The reporter described a deal as a ‘big move’, as other European clubs were keen on Johnston’s services.

The Verdict: Exciting

It seems as if Ange Postecoglou and Celtic may have landed another exciting player, and you’d expect that Johnston will eventually replace Josip Juranovic at Parkhead.

The Hoops are thought to be confident of securing a £5m+ exit for the Croatia international, who has only been in Scotland for 18 months.

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Contract talks have collapsed with the 27-year-old, but it is good to see that the club have acted quickly and appear to have landed Johnston as a replacement.

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