Celtic FC Women have completed the signing of Moroccan international midfielder Nour Imane Addi, who joins the club on a two-year contract.
The deal, which is subject to the usual conditions and international clearance was completed today as Fran Alonso begins a hectic signing schedule over the next few weeks ahead of the new season getting underway next month and of course the upcoming Women’s Champions league fixtures.
Key players such as goalkeeper Pam Tajonar and creative attacking midfielder Jacynta have both left the club and Celtic also failed to secure the signature of popular loan signing Tash Flint, who today signed for Liverpool. Other squad players have left but it’s those three – plus Clarissa Larisey who left in the January transfer window – that are the big misses from the Celtic squad that has performed so well over the past few seasons, winning three cups and coming within seconds of securing a first ever league title.
As pre-season preparations prepare to get underway, 26-year-old Nour Imane Addi Addi has now joined the Celts on a two-year-deal, and the midfielder arrives at the club following a spell in America where she played with South Alabama Jaguars.
Before her time in the US college system, Nour Imane turned out for AS FAR FC in her homeland, where she lifted eight Championships and eight Throne Cups.
The new Celtic signing also brings international pedigree, having been capped at senior level for Morocco, first making her debut in 2017. Her most recent appearance for her nation came in February this year, playing her part in a 2-0 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nour Imane Addi – let’s call her Ime – has previously described herself as a technical midfielder, crediting vision as one of her biggest strengths. She becomes the third new signing to join Fran Alonso’s squad for the 2023/24 campaign, and the first African player to pull on the green and white Hoops for the Ghirls!
Welcome to Celtic Ime!