Celtic are on the verge of signing Billel Omrani from CFR Cluj, according to Romanian media outlet GSP.ro.

According to their sources, negotiations are at a very advanced stage and the player could sign for the Hoops as early as tomorrow.

The reported fee is in the region of £3m, with Celtic said to have been impressed by his performances against us in recent UEFA Champions League qualifying matches.

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The attacker scored twice and assisted another during our recent 4-3 defeat to the Romanian champions at Celtic Park.

The Frenchman has been in lethal form so far this season. He’s netted an impressive eight goals in 13 appearances, six of which have come in Champions League qualifying.

A product of the Marseille academy, he has been with Cluj since 2016. In total he’s scored 32 goals and assisted 27 more in 116 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt).

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He also has playing history on both the left and right wing, as well as through the middle as a centre-forward.

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On the face of things it would appear to be a good bit of business given we need more experienced quality and depth in attacking positions heading into the rest of the season.


Omrani appears to have a versatility that should see him make plenty of appearances and give Neil Lennon tactical options.

It will be interesting to see if these reports from the Romanian side are followed up with Scottish sources reporting from Celtic’s end.

The move may have been hastened by Cluj’s exit from the Champions League last night against Slavia Prague, who progressed to the group stages after a 2-0 aggregate win.

If this latest report from GSP.ro is true, Celtic appear to be ramping up transfer activity ahead of Monday’s deadline.

Yesterday it was announced that Moritz Bauer has joined the club and there is still a need to bring in a left-back.

Are we set for an exciting few days of transfer activity?

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