Celtic switch information: Defender Carl Starfelt agrees to affix from Rubin Kazan | Soccer Information

Celtic have agreed a deal to signal defender Carl Starfelt from Russian facet Rubin Kazan.

The Swedish centre-back has signed a four-year deal at Parkhead, with the switch requiring worldwide clearance to be accomplished.

The 26-year-old’s arrival follows the departure of Kristoffer Ajer, who left Celtic earlier on Wednesday to affix Premier League facet Brentford in for an preliminary price of Β£13.5m.

Starfelt is ready to change into new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou’s fifth signing, following the arrivals of Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada, Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide.

“I’m actually happy settlement has been reached and we’re actually wanting ahead to Carl becoming a member of up with the squad,” Postecoglou stated. “Carl is an skilled participant and somebody with the attributes to be an actual success at Celtic.

“He’s a robust, athletic and dedicated defender and can add high quality to our squad. I’m certain he shall be a participant our supporters will welcome warmly and somebody who shall be actually essential for us going ahead.”

Starfelt started his profession with IF Brommapojkarna, earlier than becoming a member of fellow Swedish facet IFK Gotenburg in 2018. He spent simply two seasons at Gotenburg earlier than sealing a transfer to Rubin Kazan.

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The primary of Starfelt’s three senior worldwide appearances got here in a pleasant in opposition to Russian in October 2020, however he didn’t make the Sweden squad for Euro 2020 earlier this summer time.

Celtic face FC Midtjylland within the second leg of their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday 28 July, earlier than beginning their Scottish Premiership marketing campaign in opposition to Hearts three days later, reside on Sky Sports activities.

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