Shamrock Rovers defender Liam Scales will undergo a Celtic medical on Friday ahead of a move to Parkhead, The Irish Examiner report.
The Lowdown: Scales’ versatility
Scales, 23, is primarily a centre-back but can also play as a left-back or as a left midfielder.
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The Latest: Deal confirmed
The Irish Examiner shared a story on Thursday afternoon, hours before Celtic’s Europa League clash with AZ Alkmaar.
They claimed that Scales will undergo a medical on Friday, with all other aspects of the deal completed.
Personal terms have been agreed and Celtic will pay Shamrock Rovers an initial fee of €600,000.
Celtic have since confirmed that an agreement has been reached for Scales on Friday morning, subject to usual conditions and international clearance. Whether those “conditions” are indeed a medical or simply dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s is not clear.
The Verdict: Shrewd signing
Scales was described as the hottest property in the League of Ireland earlier this summer, so it seems as if the Hoops are getting themselves a promising player for a reasonable price.
He’ll be able to provide cover at left-back and further forward if required while also challenging Ange Postecoglou’s centre-backs.
Dominic McKay looks to have got this transfer wrapped up, so he may now turn his focus to other signings late in the window.
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