Celtic confirm signing of Honduras winger Luis Palma on five-year-deal

The 23-year-old will go into the squad for Sunday's Old Firm game at Ibrox.

Celtic confirm signing of Honduras winger Luis Palma on five-year-deal SNS Group

Celtic have signed Honduras international Luis Palma.

The 23-year-old winger, who has six caps for his country, joins the Scottish Champions from Greek side Aris on a five-year-deal.

He joins Brendan Rodgers’ side as the clock ticks down towards the end of the summer transfer window that will close on Friday night.

The Hoops, who are also looking to bring in Liverpool defender Nat Phillips on loan, confirmed the move on Wednesday.

Speaking to the official Celtic website about his move to the Scottish Champions, Palma, who will wear the number 7 jersey at Parkhead, said: “I could not be any happier with today’s news.

“It is a very special day for me and an honour to be announced as a Celtic player. I can’t wait to be part of this great club, a club I know all about as one of the great names in world football.

“I know that Celtic always aims to play football the right way, a team that entertains and has a pedigree of winning and delivering success, and this is what I want to be part of.

“I have spoken to the manager and I’m really looking forward to joining him and my team-mates and starting my journey with such a brilliant club.

“I have already had so many messages of support and I thank all our fans for the welcome I have been given.

“I can’t wait to play in front of the Celtic supporters and I will do all I can to bring our fans good football and some good moments.”

Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers said: “We are really pleased to bring Luis to the Club. He is a player who had a lot of options but, of course, we are delighted he has chosen to come to Celtic, an opportunity which really excites him.

“He is a very talented, player who likes to play attacking football so we hope he will be a very good fit for the team.

“Luis has reached a very good level so far, playing a lot of games and achieving international recognition, but I also know that he is ambitious to improve and continue his development with us.

“We look forward to Luis joining up with the squad and to start working with him.”

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