Celtic close to agreeing deal for Reo Hatate

Celtic and Kawasaki Frontale are close to settling on a deal for versatile player Reo Hatate.

Last week, the 24-year-old, who can play left-back, midfield, and left-wing, met with the club’s directors and announced his intention to relocate to Scotland.

Hatate’s personal terms are not expected to be an issue, and the deal might be completed soon.

As he looks to improve his Celtic squad next month, Ange Postecoglou is expected to continue exploring the Japanese market for more players.

Yokohama F Marinos attacker Daizen Maeda and Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi are also being targeted by the Parkhead team.

Celtic’s preference, according to Sky Sports News, is to complete deals for new incomings early in the window.

Celtic beat Motherwell 1-0 thanks to Tom Rogic’s first-half goal, closing the gap on leaders Rangers to four points.

At the conclusion of the first half, Rogic converted David Turnbull’s deflected free-kick after Motherwell had struck the crossbar.

After restoring a four-point deficit to Rangers, the home side were a lot more comfortable after the half, but they lost another offensive player when James Forrest hobbled out with a muscle issue.