Ronny Deila confirms Ljuban Crepulja has joined Celtic on trial, permanent move considered

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Celtic have taken midfielder Ljuban Crepulja on trial.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has told The Scottish Sun that Slaven Belupo midfielder Ljuban Crepulja is training with the Bhoys ahead of a possible move.

Deila completed his first signing of the January transfer window on Sunday, snapping up Danish international centre back Erik Sviatchenko from Midtjylland.

Celtic then beat Hamilton 8-1 at Celtic Park on Tuesday night, capping off a superb few days for the Bhoys on and off the pitch.

Now though, manager Deila appears to be pushing for another signing, with Slaven Belupo midfielder Ljuban Crepulja arriving on trial this week.

The 22-year-old Croatian, formerly of Dinamo Zagreb, arrived in Glasgow on Tuesday according to the Daily Mail, with Deila keen to secure a deal to sign him.

Earlier today, Deila spoke about the situation, telling The Scottish Sun that he likes what he has seen from Crepulja during his time in Croatia, and wants to get a closer look at him before committing to a permanent delay - but Deila did say a long-term move will be considered in the coming week.

"He's a player we've watched a little bit, but want to see more of," said Deila. "Now he's training with us and we'll see during the week what we do."

Primarily a holding midfielder, Crepulja could link up with compatriot Jozo Simunovic at Celtic Park, with the Bhoys seemingly looking to the Croatian market for reinforcements on a more regular basis now.

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