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Celtic sign Argentinian defender Alexandro Bernabei on five-year-deal 

The left-back has joined the Scottish champions from Club Atlético Lanús.

Celtic sign Argentinian defender Alexandro Bernabei on five-year-deal from Club Atlético Lanús SNS Group
Alexandro Bernabei will become the first player from Argentina to play for Celtic.

Celtic have confirmed the signing of Argentinian Alexandro Bernabei from Club Atlético Lanús.

The left-back, who has been capped at under-23 level, has signed a five-year-deal at the Scottish champions.

The 21-year-old, who will become the first player from Argentina to wear the Celtic jersey, he “can’t wait” to experience life in the Champions League.

Lanus and Celtic are understood to have settled on a fee in the region of £3.75m for the left-back.

He told Celtic TV: “I’m very happy to be here and I feel grateful to the club for giving me this opportunity.

“I feel proud to be playing in Europe because it was one of my dreams and I’m excited to train with and play with my new team-mates.

“The stadium is just incredible. The people, the club, team-mates, and the coaching staff are all incredible.

“I’m very excited and happy and I can’t wait to be playing in the Champions League. I’ve heard that the people are crazy, so I can’t wait to sense that feeling and emotion in Celtic Park.

“I spoke to the manager and he said he believed in me and my quality and that I can adapt to the team quickly.

“This is my first time in Scotland and Glasgow and I’ve seen the city on the internet and it looks very beautiful, so I’m excited to be able to get to know it more.

“The objective is to become champion and we want to achieve big things as a club and I would like to achieve all of our objectives this year.”