Friday, 31st August, 2012
Celtic are closing on snapping up striker Marvin Ogunjimi after Standard Liege gave the green light to the transfer.
The 24-year-old is under contract with Spanish side Real Mallorca and joined Standard Liege on a one-year loan deal, with an option to make the transfer permanent, in June this year.
But the Belgian giants have agreed to stand aside and allow Ogunjimi to head to Glasgow and join Neil Lennon’s men, a fact which, until recently, Mallorca were not aware of.
"At this point, the player has not yet agreed to leave Standard", said Mallorca, before adding: "Going to Liege, nothing precludes a transfer in this way."
But Standard Liege president Roland Duchatelet has agreed that the Belgian side will allow Ogunjimi to head to Scotland.
"For us there is no real problem", said the Belgian side’s supremo.
"We have given the green light for the transfer. It is up to Celtic."