Hoops set to net Barcelona youngster Crosas

August 3, 2008

Celtic are closing in on the signature of Barcelona midfielder Marc Crosas but reports that a £2millon fee has already been agreed between the clubs appear to be premature.

Crosas' agent, Angel Castell, insists there is still work to do before the 20-year-old arrives at Parkhead.

'As of close of business on Friday, a deal was not done and I have had no confirmation since from Barcelona,' Angel told BBC Sport.

'Barcelona were thinking of a loan, but the player is keen on a transfer and is waiting to fly to Glasgow.'

Castell believes that there are only a few small details still to be agreed between the clubs.

However, he stressed that the player had yet to discuss personal terms with Celtic, from whom the player would be hoping for a deal lasting at least three years.

Sevilla, Sporting Gijon and Sampdoria are also interested in the highly-rated youngster, who Gordon Strachan is hoping to make his third signing of the summer.

Crosas, who featured for Barca in pre-season friendly victories over Dundee United and Hibernian, made his first-team debut two seasons ago but has only made one appearance since.

He went on loan to Lyon in January and played eight times for the French champions before the end of the season.