Celtic have agreed a fee with Derby County for forward Kris Commons.
Commons was attracting interest from both Old Firm sides before Rangers pulled out this week leaving the door open for Celtic.
The fee, believed to be £300'00, is minuscule due to the player's contract that is set to expire in the summer. The former Nottingham Forest player is a current Scottish international and is thought to be excited by the prospect of linking up with the Glasgow side.
Derby County chairman, Tom Glick, confirmed that the 27 year old was set to leave the club, "We received and accepted a bid from Celtic for the transfer of Kris and we have given both the player and club permission to discuss a transfer." The deal is likely to be concluded soon as Glick continued to say, "Kris will be in Glasgow on Thursday."
Commons has been an important player for Derby ever since signing for the Championship side in 2008. He scored 21 goals in 81 appearances during his spell there, including a stunning winner from 20 yards against Manchester United in the League Cup semi final in 2009. Derby won that leg at Pride Park thanks to Commons' goal, while he picked up the man of the match award on his way out of the stadium.
Commons is a versatile forward who likes the ball at his feet. He is best suited to play as a second striker but can also lead the line or play on the wing should he be asked. For £300'000 this is a steal for the SPL leaders.
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