Celtic complete signing of Montenegro winger Sead Haksabanovic from Rubin Kazan

The forward has signed a five-year deal with the Premiership champions.

Celtic complete signing of Montenegro winger Sead Haksabanovic from Rubin Kazan SNS Group

Celtic have announced the signing of Montenegro winger Sead Haksabanovic.

The 23-year-old has joined the club from Russian side Rubin Kazan. signing a five-year contract at Parkhead.

Haksabanovic becomes the seventh signing to manager Ange Postecoglou’s squad this summer as the club looks to build on their Premiership title win and prepare for the Champions League.

The Swedish-born player told Celtic TV:  “It feels amazing. What I know about Celtic is only good things and I’m very happy to be here.

“I heard about it around a month ago and as soon as I heard that Celtic wanted me I said to my agent that he had to make it happen because this is where I want to play.

“It’s an amazing club with good players, fans and history.

“I’ve been watching some games and I think the team play in the same style as me.

“I’ve been speaking to the manager as well and we had a good chat, speaking about how he sees me as a player and how he wants me to fit into his system and everything sounded good so that was it for me.

“I’m a playmaker with some flair, I’m good in one-on-ones, I have a powerful shot, I’m quick and I’ll give everything for this club.

“The team are doing great and I want to be part of that and make the fans, the club and myself happy.”

Haksabanovic began his career at Halmstad, earning a move to West Ham two years later. Loan spells at Malaga and IFK Norrkoping followed, and the winger joined the Swedish side permanently in 2019. His form there caught the eye of Rubin Kazan but Haksabanovic found himself out on loan again last year, impressing in his time with Djurgardens.

A Swedish youth international, Haksabanovic make his Montenegro debut in 2017 and has since earned 18 caps.

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