Celtic supporters are excited about the imminent arrival of AC Milan left-back Diego Laxalt.

Sky Sports report that the Uruguayan international is undergoing a medical in London and is expected in Glasgow later tonight.

He is expected to join on a season-long loan, though Celtic are still negotiating a potential option to buy in the deal.

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Laxalt will arrive after a long spell in Italy playing for Milan, Bologna and Torino amongst others. He’s made 170 Serie A appearances in total.

Celtic target Diego Laxalt

Celtic target Diego Laxalt / (Photo by Chris Ricco/Getty Images)

Now 27, he’s also had regular periods as a starter for Uruguay, featuring heavily during their impressive run to the World Cup quarter-finals two years ago.

That all suggests he’ll be a significant upgrade on Greg Taylor and have the opportunity to make the left wing-back position his own.

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While he hasn’t made an appearance for Milan this season, he has been on the bench for all their matches, so should have the fitness to make an immediate impact.

This is the standard of signing we’ve come to expect throughout this transfer window but supporters are still surprised we are bringing in a player of his profile on deadline day.

AC Milan's Diego Laxalt

Celtic target Diego Laxalt / (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Hopefully, there are no late hiccups and we see him unveiled as Neil Lennon’s sixth signing of the season tonight.

These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the incoming player…

 
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