By Will Butcher
Celtic fans are satisfied on Twitter as manager Brendan Rodgers is set to confirm the signing of West Brom right-back Cristian Gamboa.
The 26-year-old is best known for his exploits with Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup, which earned him a move to the Hawthorns two years ago.
Sky Sports presenter Jim White has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Hoops are closing in on the signing of the 26-year-old Costa Rica international.
Update on @celticfc's pursuit of Costa Rican defender Cristian Gamboa – medical almost complete, personal terms agreed
— Jim White (@JimWhite) August 29, 2016
The defender, rated at around £1million, has been identified as the man to solve Celtic’s problem area at right-back, as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to tie up a deal before the transfer deadline on Wednesday.
Fans are happy with the imminent signing of Gamboa, with many claiming that he is better than current right-back Saidy Janko.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
Welcome Christian Gamboa! Only watched the odd youtube video but impressive for Costa Rica at the WC, got to be better than Janko! #Celtic
— Scott Williamson (@scottw1985) August 29, 2016
Christian Gamboa the new right back then. Don't really know much about him, but will assuredly be better than Janko. #celtic
— Jonny Darroch (@jonnydarroch) August 29, 2016
Pretty happy with Gamboa coming in. Don't know too much about him but from what I have seen/read it sounds like what we need. #Celtic 🍀
— VizualDze 視覺 (@VizualDze) August 29, 2016
Gamboa has pace, Brendan likes that so I trust him. Lawell said one more signing, he better not be stopping here! #Celtic
— Vinny (@VinnyCSC) August 29, 2016
Tierney, Sviatchenko, Toure and Gamboa sound like a deadly back 4 #Celtic
— truffz (@truffz) August 29, 2016
— Charlie (@Charlie_COYBIG) August 29, 2016
This Gamboa fella will suit if we go 3 at the back. Lustig no longer has the legs & Janko has defensive frailties that need addressed
— Timothy Leary (@sharko67) August 29, 2016
Here's to hoping that Gamboa is not a more expensive version of Saidy Janko
— Daniel (@Daniel1Ferguson) August 29, 2016
One fan isn’t as positive as his fellow Celtic fans, but decided to take the honest perspective over the signing of Gamboa.
Although we need a RB, Cristian Gamboa isn't who I would have went for. Saying that, Rodgers is much smarter and better looking than I am
— kieran. (@_kieranp) August 29, 2016
The former Rosenborg defender has 50 national caps to his name and enjoyed a run to the quarter finals of the 2014 World Cup, but is set to leave the Midlands club this summer with less than 12 months left on his three-year deal.
In other Celtic transfer news, this experienced academy graduate is set for Premier League move.