Liam Scales departure means Bernabei announcement imminent

Celtic confirmed that versatile defender Liam Scales has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan earlier today. The 23-year-old will look to strengthen Jim Goodwin’s backline at Pittodrie, but his move’s timing suggests that Celtic are nearly in a position to announce his replacement.

Alexander Bernabei appears to have said his goodbyes in Argentina and the full-back is expected to be a Celtic player imminently as part of a £3.5m deal. Greg Taylor was the full-back of choice on Celtic’s left side with Ange Postecoglou preferring his reliability and quality to any of the other options. However, it now appears that Bernabei will challenge Taylor for his space in the Celtic lineup.

Bernabei is one of three players expected to make moves to Celtic in the coming days with Benjamin Siegrist and Jota also being eyed. Siegrist has reportedly been spotted in Glasgow’s Blythswood Square Hotel – a stomping ground for perspective Celtic signings.

Celtic are endeavoring to complete the permanent transfer of Jota from Benfica. The winger spent last season on loan as Celtic wrapped up the League and League Cup and The Scottish Champions are expected to seal the £6.5m deal in the coming days. As the Portuguese forward has been on holiday, there are some matters to clear up but these are anticipated to be resolved when he returns.

After just 13 appearances for Celtic in his debut season, Scales will be hoping that he can make an impact with Aberdeen and show the manager that he has a future at Celtic. Recent examples of Ryan Christie and Kris Ajer prove that loans in the Premiership can still result in the player making an impact at the club.

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