Michael Beale’s Sunderland transfer to net Celtic £300k sell-on fee

Celtic could land a transfer windfall courtesy of a Michael Beale transfer. The former Rangers manager has taken over at Sunderland and will land the Scottish Champions a neat lump sum by signing Leo Hjelde from Leeds United.

Beale, who is under pressure already at The Stadium of Light, moved quickly to secure the Norway U21 on a four-and-a-half year deal with a £2m deal between the Championship clubs.

Celtic signed Hjelde from Norwegian side Rosenborg, where he impressed. The central defender was given a chance at pre-season in Ange Postecoglou’s first summer at the club before a deal transpired to take the player to Leeds. The highly-rated Norwegian was tempted down to Yorkshire with a view to first team exposure with the then-Premier League side. Now, he is away to work with Beale at Sunderland.

The £300k is probably a lot lower than Celtic might’ve hoped for but this will probably be Sunderland’s gain.

Meanwhile, Celtic will be hoping to bring more players in during the closing stages of the window. With just Nicolas Kuhn coming from Rapid Vienna, Brendann Rodgers will be keen to add more in the coming days.

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