The Canada right-back, Ally Johnston is set to receive 10 per cent of a £3 million transfer fee as talks with Celtic further intensify. With rumours of transfers out of the Celtic squad, Ange Postecoglou has looked to the World stage to strengthen his squad and seems to be succeeding with the likely signing of Johnston.
The Montreal defender has been on World Cup duty this week with the Canadian squad, however, their exit is nearing as they have failed to accumulate enough points to remain in the competition. This is partly due to their 4-1 defeat to Croatia, where Johnston came up against Josip Juranovic, the current Celtic full-back he is set to replace.
Reports suggest a potential move for Josip Juranovic to Manchester United or Atletico Madrid, as they both have been credited with showing interest in the full-back. With Johnston looking like a promising prospect for Ange Postecoglou, the Canadian will likely now join the Japanese defender, Yuki Kobayashi in the first signings of this upcoming transfer window. Kobayashi has agreed to a 5-year contract with the Hoops after leaving Vissel Kobe for free and will officially join on 1 January.
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