Jonathan Mensah set to sign for Celtic

Reports indicate that Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah is close to signing a bumper €3.5 million deal to join Scottish giants Celtic.

Mensah who is currently a free agent looking for a club has reportedly been linked to Celtic FC and held talks over the weekend with officials of The Bhoys.

The 25-year old defender is currently on a four months ban by the Court of Arbitration Soccer (CAS) after they found him guilty of irregularities in his transfer from Udinese to Evian Thonon Gaillard in 2011.

A source close to the player was quoted as saying: “Celtic are still interested in Jonathan despite this ban by the CAS. They want to have him, so this ruling is just a temporary setback.”

Celtic coach Ronny Deila is keen on adding Mensah to his squad to augment his setup ahead of the upcoming SPL season. The player has since followed Celtic’s official account confirming that the move is nigh.