BRENDAN RODGERS is edging closer to completing a triple signing swoop with Polish centre-back Maik Nawrocki poised to pledge his future to Celtic.
The returning Hoops boss yesterday completed the deals for South Korean double-act Yang Hyun-jun, a winger from Gangwon FC, and midfielder anchorman Hyun Hyeok-kyu, from Busan iPark.
They join Norwegian midfielder Odin Thiago Holm and Australian international flanker Marco Tilio as the Irishman continues his revamp of the first-team squad with Filipe Jota on his way to Saudi Arabia after his £25million switch and World Cup star Aaron Mooy announcing his retirement.
GREEN FOR GO…South Korean Yang Hyun-jun is looking forward to the Celtic challenge.
Now Rodgers is moving in on German-born former Polish Under-21 international Nawrocki in a switch from Legia Warsaw which could rise to £5.2million.
It has already been reported the towering 22-year-old stopper has sailed through a medical and personal terms have been agreed.
Rodgers has hit the ground running since being unveiled as Ange Postecoglou successor only 36 days ago.
After announcing the five-year deal for Yang – as CQN reported – the Hoops reported the signing of his countryman Kwun.
Rodgers, speaking to the club website, said: “We’re also very pleased to bring Kwon to the club, on the same day that we’ve also announced the signing of Yang.
V FOR VICTORY…midfielder Kwon Hyeok-kyu signals his confidence. Images courtesy Celtic TV.
“Again, he is a player that the club has been aware of for some time, so it’s great that we’ve completed the deal and I know that the player is delighted with the move.
“We’re looking forward to both players joining up with the squad and playing their part in what we hope will be another successful campaign.”
The setting is now clear for Nawrocki to take centre stage.