Report: Celtic join race to sign Maccabi Tel Aviv winger Tal Ben Haim

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Celtic have been linked with a move to sign Maccabi Tel Aviv winger Tal Ben Haim.

According to STV, Celtic are weighing up a deal to sign Israeli international winger Tal Ben Haim from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Even after the pre-contract agreement with Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven, it seems that Celtic are still interested in signing another wide man.

STV believe that Celtic have recently been scouting Ben Haim - who shouldn't be confused with his exact namesake, the ex-Chelsea and Manchester City defender.

A pacey left winger, Ben Haim has made nine appearances for Israel, scoring twice, whilst also hitting 11 goals in 56 games for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Celtic have had a strong link with signing Israeli players in recent years, with Rami Gershon, Beram Kayal and Nir Bitton all joining the Bhoys.

However, they won't have it all their own way with Ben Haim. According to STV, they face competition for his signature from clubs in Belgium, England and even Ukraine.

They also suggest that Ben Haim wants to make a move during this month's transfer window, and an alleged £2m release clause in his contract could make that much easier for the 25-year-old.

Here's a video of Ben Haim in action, with Celtic reportedly pursuing a move to bring him to Glasgow.

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