Scottish football: Celtic confirmed the signing of Aussie midfielder Tom Rogic today.
Rogic, 20, has penned a four-and-a-half year contract with the Glasgow club and will officially become a Celtic player if he is granted a work permit.
A Celtic statement read: “The club can confirm an application will be made to the appropriate authorities in the next couple of days.”
Rogic, who had also been linked with Fulham, QPR and Reading, leaves A-League club Central Coast Mariners, who are believed to have accepted a bid of around £400,000.
The youngster joins Rami Gershon in signing for Celtic this month, with the Israeli defender having arrived on loan from Standard Liege.
Hearts manager John McGlynn is also set to make moves in the transfer market after the Scottish Premier League lifted the club’s transfer embargo.
The SPL acted after Hearts paid their players on time today and were satisfied by information from the club that a “remuneration default” had ended.
But restrictions on who Hearts can sign remain in place until the end of the season. McGlynn can only bring in players who are aged under 21 under SPL rules and can only sign them on a one-in, one-out basis and on less money than those departing.
Hearts have scope to bring two players in after Peter Enckelman was recently released and Ryan McGowan was sold to Chinese side Shandong Luneng.
And McGlynn has been preparing for the scenario by scouting young players in England. He said: “You are really looking down to the English market and players who are not playing at their clubs down there who you are going to take a chance on.
“Although the transfer embargo has been lifted it’s not as if there are players who are hanging off the edge of trees who can just come in and hit the ground running.”