Celtic: Stefan Scepovic agrees deal after Sporting Gijon accept fee

Celtic have agreed to sign Serbia striker Stefan Scepovic from Spanish second tier club Sporting Gijon.

The 24-year-old, who has agreed a four-year deal, will join the Scottish champions subject to a successful medical and work permit being granted.

Celtic will pay around £2.3m for Scepovic, while Gijon will have a sell-on clause in the contract.

"He is of course a different player than what we have," said Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

"More of a target player, more of a box player than the other strikers we have."

Scepovic, capped eight times, signed a three-year deal with Sporting in July 2013 and scored 22 goals last season.

His former clubs include Beograd, Partizan Belgrade, Club Brugge and a loan spell with Sampdoria.

Earlier this week, Celtic signed Ghana winger Wakaso Mubarak on a season-long loan from Russian club Rubin Kazan.