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Celtic sign Israel midfielder Nir Biton on four-year-deal

Updated: Friday, 30 Aug 2013 12:48 | Comments

Nir Biton (r) had trials at Manchester City in 2012
Nir Biton (r) had trials at Manchester City in 2012

Celtic have confirmed the signing of Israel international Nir Biton on a four-year deal from FC Ashdod.

The 21-year-old Israel international joins up at Parkhead with fellow countryman Beram Kayal.

The defensive midfielder will go into Neil Lennon's squad for the Champions League group stage campaign against Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax.

He is Lennon's fifth summer signing following the recruitment of Amido Balde, Derk Boerrigter, Steven Mouyokolo and Virgil van Dijk.

Biton is an ex-team mate of Celtic defender Efe Ambrose, with whom he will hope to join up with for the Scottish Premiership clash with Dundee United at Tannadice on Saturday.

The Hoops' latest recruit will speak to the media at a press conference later today.

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