Dundee United this morning confirmed on their official website that an undisclosed fee had been agreed with Celtic for Nadir Ciftci and permission has been granted for the Glasgow club to speak to the player.
This fourth and successful bid for the striker is believed by CQN Magazine to be for or around £1.3m. More to follow.
Meanwhile former Celtic hero Joe Miller has warned bad boy Nadir Ciftci to beware skipper Scott Brown when he joins up at the SPFL champions.
Miller reckons the Hoops midfielder will lay down some ground rules for the temperamental Turkish striker.
He said: “Once he goes there and sees the stature of Celtic, he will realise certain things. If boys step out of line they don’t last there. He’ll also have Scott Brown to keep him in line.”
The 23-year-old striker has a case to answer with the SFA over the alleged ‘biting’’ incident which occurred against Dundee on the last day of the season.
However, Miller believes the size of Celtic and the reputations of those players already at the club will force him to behave.
The ex-Hoops winger said: “The quality around him will maybe bring him down a peg or two. He will be there to learn and maybe enhance his game.
”He had a relatively good season for Dundee United. He stands out more in the side because he does have that something different from the continent that you don’t often see in the Scottish league.
“It (will) be a good move for him. But I’m sure he’d have to compete for his place in the side.
“Celtic are trying to build a squad of younger players they can develop and maybe move again. I’m sure Ciftci would get his opportunity. He has to grab it when he gets it. I have seen him being outstanding in some games.
“In others, you are maybe only watching him play for 45 minutes before he disappears.
“He (will) be going to a better club where there are better players round about him.
“And he will learn more. It’s all about his development and I think he would do well.”
Celtic have now provided Dundee United with around £3.3m this year alone, wiping out their debt as a consequence. The Tannadice club are shrewd purchasers of players and have a decent youth development system. Adding financial security to the mix is no bad thing and is an excellent consequence of Celtic shopping at home this year rather than bringing in loan signings and the inevitable flop projects like Pukki, Balde etc
Welcome to Celtic, Nadir.