Celtic: Stefan Scepovic agrees deal after Sporting Gijon accept fee

By Alasdair LamontSenior football reporter, BBC Scotland
Stefan Scepovic in action for Serbia
Stefan Scepovic has been capped eight times for Serbia

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.

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