Celtic left-back Alexandro Bernabei will not have to serve the final game of his suspension carrying over from Argentina, according to the Scottish Daily Express.
The talented defender arrived at Parkhead last week, signing a five-year deal after completing a £3.75 million move from Argentinean side Lanus.
Bernabei’s arrival allowed Ange Postecoglou to complete one of his main transfer objectives, bringing in competition for first-team regular Greg Taylor.
However, upon the full-back joining the club, there were some fears that his Celtic career wasn’t going to get off to the ideal start.
In his final game for his former club, Bernabei was sent off for heading butting an opponent and received a two-match ban for his troubles.
Whilst awaiting the completion of his move to Glasgow, the Argentine appeared to serve one of the two games.
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But, there were still fears that he would miss out on the Hoops opening fixture of the season due to his overhanging suspension.
According to the Scottish Daily Express, Ange Postecoglou’s side has been handed a boost for their opening competitive game with Bernabei free to play.
Despite the early fears, paperwork arriving from Argentina has no notification of any sporting sanctions, meaning that the left-back won’t be suspended in Scotland.
This is reportedly due to Lanus playing two further fixtures after the red card incident, before Bernabei’s move to Celtic was officially complete.
The Argentine under-23 internationalist will now be available for the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership season, as the Hoops take on Aberdeen on flag day at Parkhead.
With the left-back now being given the all-clear, focus will now fully switch to his preparations for the campaign getting underway.
Celtic supporters will be looking forward to catching a glimpse of the South American later today, and Bernabei will also be hoping to make an early impression on Ange Postecoglou.