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Verkhovtsov eager to secure Celtic move

December 28, 2009

Belarus defender Dmitry Verkhovtsov is eager to secure a contract with Celtic after arriving in Glasgow for talks.

The centre-back is in Glasgow ahead of his proposed move from Belarusian Premier League side Naftan Novopolotsk. The 23-year-old has 12 caps for his country and is reported to be available for £500,000.

''I want to play for Celtic and I believe I can make a difference,'' Verkhovtsov told the Scottish Sun. ''I'm strong in the air and two-footed. This is the chance of my life - and I want to sign for Celtic as quickly as possible.''