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Celtic sign Israel midfielder Beram Kayal

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I can boss Celts on pitch - Kayal

Celtic have signed Maccabi Haifa's Beram Kayal on a four-year deal after the player secured a work permit.

Chief executive Peter Lawwell held talks with the 22-year-old, who arrived in Glasgow for talks earlier this week.

Midfielder Kayal has made more than 100 appearances for Maccabi Haifa after coming through their youth ranks and has been capped 13 times for Israel.

Kayal becomes manager Neil Lennon's seventh summer signing as he aims to rebuild his Celtic squad.

Lennon's recruitment drive has included midfielders Efrain Juarez and Joe Ledley.

Juarez arrived from Pumas and Ledley joined from Cardiff City, while defender Charlie Mulgrew was previously with Aberdeen, right-back Cha Du-Ri with Freiburg and striker Daryl Murphy with Sunderland.

The SPL club have also signed striker Gary Hooper from Scunthorpe United for £2.4m.

England goalkeeper David James has delayed a planned trip to Glasgow for possible signing talks in order to deal with a family matter.



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