Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

Celtic have signed winger Luis Palma on a five-year deal from Greek aspect Aris FC, topic to worldwide clearance.

The 23-year-old arrives from the Greek membership for a charge of round £3.5m as Celtic look to attempt to fill the void left by Jota’s transfer to Saudi Professional League aspect Al Ittihad.

Palma, who scored 13 objectives in 36 video games for Aris final season, mentioned: “I couldn’t be any happier with [Wednesday’s] information. It’s a very special occasion for me and an honour to be introduced as a Celtic participant. I can not wait to be a part of this nice membership, a membership I do know all about as one of many nice names in world soccer.

“I do know that Celtic all the time goals to play soccer the correct means, a crew that entertains and has a pedigree of successful and delivering success, and that is what I need to be a part of.

“I’ve spoken to the supervisor and I am actually wanting ahead to becoming a member of him and my team-mates and beginning my journey with such a superb membership.

“I’ve already had so many messages of assist and I thank all our followers for the welcome I’ve been given.

“I can not wait to play in entrance of the Celtic supporters and I’ll do all I can to deliver our followers good soccer and a few good moments.”

The attacker has been capped six instances for Honduras and made his debut in a World Cup qualifier towards Costa Rica in 2021.

He turns into the seventh participant that supervisor Brendan Rodgers has signed this summer time, becoming a member of Gustaf Lagerbielke, Marco Tilio, Odin Holm, Hyeokkyu Kwon, Hyunjun Yang and Maik Nawrocki.

The membership are additionally eager to signal a central defender earlier than Friday’s deadline after Nawrocki and Cameron Carter-Vickers had been dominated out for eight weeks with accidents.

Celtic supervisor Brendan Rodgers mentioned: “We’re actually happy to deliver Luis to the membership. He’s a participant who had numerous choices however, after all, we’re delighted he has chosen to return to Celtic, a chance which actually excites him.

“He’s a really gifted, participant who likes to play attacking soccer so we hope he might be an excellent match for the crew.

“Luis has reached an excellent stage up to now, enjoying numerous video games and reaching worldwide recognition, however I additionally know that he’s bold to enhance and proceed his growth with us.

“We look ahead to Luis becoming a member of up with the squad and to begin working with him.”

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