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Gershon waits for work permit

THE agent of Rami Gershon has claimed the defender has signed on loan with Celtic until the end of the season.

The Israeli is thought to only require a work permit to conclude the deal after agreeing terms and undergoing a medical. According to his representative, Dudu Dahan, Gershon will return to Belgium to conclude the necessary paperwork before joining Celtic at their training camp in Marbella.

Should his short-term move prove successful, there is the option of Celtic buying the player from Standard Liege in the summer, with Gershon and Celtic having already signed off on a three-year contract.

"I'm very happy to sign for this fantastic club and I'm ready for the great challenge," Gershon said on his agent's Facebook page. Dahan added: "Everything was closed to the satisfaction of all parties. The only issue that remains now is getting a work permit. That should be settled next week."

Meanwhile, Maor Melikson, a former Celtic signing target also represented by Dahan, has been told he can leave Wisla Krakow. The Parkhead side had a £1.25m bid for the Israeli midfielder turned down on summer transfer window deadline day but the player has now been told he can leave if his Polish club receives a suitable offer.

"He has put in a transfer request, which was accepted," Jacek Bednarz, vice-president of Wisla, said.

Juan Agudelo, the American international who trained with Celtic last month, is now on trial at West Ham United.

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