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Celtic sign Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci

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Celtic have signed Nadir Ciftci from Dundee United for a reported £1.5 million fee, with the striker agreeing a four year deal with the Scottish champions.

Ciftci had one year remaining on his contract at the Tannadice club but intimated at the end of last season that he was wanting to leave United.

Celtic had a number of bids rejected by Dundee United before they accepted an offer of £1.5 million on Monday, giving Ronny Deila’s side permission to discuss personal terms and complete a medical.

English League One side Wigan Athletic had a bid accepted for Ciftci, but the former NAC Breda striker rejected a move to the Latics.

The Turkish striker scored 33 goals in 82 appearances for Dundee United and has signed in time to play in Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Stjarnan next week.

Ciftci is facing a disciplinary hearing at the Scottish FA where he will defend against a charge of biting Dundee’s Jim McAllister in the final game of last season.

The judicial panel will sit on July 20 and if the charge is proven Ciftci could face a lengthy ban.

Ciftci is Ronny Deila’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window joining Dedryck Boyata, Saidy Janko and Logan Bailly at Celtic Park.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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