Celtic have made a double-deadline day swoop by adding the American duo Manny Perez and Andrew Gutman on free transfers. The club announced the news via their official website.

Perez, who plays at right back and Gutman, a left back, have signed three-and-a-half year deals with the Scottish Champions.

However, both players will return to their homeland on loan deals until the summer.

Gutman was a highly coveted collegiate player in America. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Gutman was on trial at Rangers last month, BBC Sport reported, before deciding to sign for Celtic after a trial.

Perez later impressed on trial at Celtic, having expressed a desire to try his luck abroad.

The American duo were stars on the US Collegiate scene, and both will be hoping to make an impact in the Hoops in the future.

Timothy Weah makes it a trio of Americans at Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It’s not the first time this window Celtic have signed an American. Timothy Weah was brought in on loan from Paris Saint Germain until the end of the season.

The American market is a lucrative one, and Celtic have been trying to tap into it over the years.

Dominic Cervi was a highly rated US goalkeeper when he arrived at the club in 2008. However he left without making any first team appearances.

Weah has already made an instant impact at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The land of opportunity

The American duo won’t officially begin life as Celtic players until the summer.

However, their signings have Celtic looking towards the future, and potentially with an eye on the commercial side of things.

Both are totally risk free signings, and no one will have serious expectations of the duo.

However, if both get it right, they could be the beginning of an American revolution at Celtic.

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