Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has confirmed that the wheels are in motion for the club to sign defender Marvin Compper after the German reportedly arrived in Scotland to finalise his move to the Hoops.
The Scottish Sun has claimed the RB Leipzig central defender – who has one cap for Germany – flew into Edinburgh Airport on Tuesday afternoon and is close to completing a £1million move and becoming the Hoops’ first signing of the transfer window.
The defender’s arrival will no doubt put pressure in Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic at the heart of Celtic’s defence after a series of high-profile blunders this season.
Parkhead senior man Davies has now revealed that the deal isn’t quite done yet but admitted that the defender fits the profile of player Celtic are looking to sign.
“It’s not something that is done yet and obviously we’re not going to talk too much about a player that is not ours,” Davies said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“But he is a player who fits the profile for what we see as being a good centre-half.
“You can see that he is used to a similar game style at Leipzig and other teams he has played at.”
Compper will be ineligible to play for the Hoops in the Europa League after appearing for RB Leipzig in the 2-1 defeat by Besiktas on Matchday 6.
The German will be eligible to play for the Scottish champions after the transfer window opens on January 1st.
The Bhoys are currently top of the Scottish Premiership with a two-point lead over Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen.
Compper is likely to be in attendance on Wednesday night when the Hoops take on Partick Thistle on Wednesday night in the Scottish Premiership and could even be introduced to the Celtic support at some point.