Nouioui to arrive at Celtic

  • Last Updated: September 1 2012, 18:24 BST

Neil Lennon expects Lassad Nouioui to arrive in Glasgow on Saturday night to complete his move to Celtic.

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Reports on Saturday claimed that the 26-year old Tunisia forward, who was a free agent after leaving Deportivo La Coruna, was going to Levante.

However, after the 2-2 draw with Hibernian in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Parkhead on Saturday, the Hoops boss said: "I know there is talk of him going to Levante but I have had clarification from his advisors that he will be in Glasgow this evening.

"We have agreed terms and the paperwork is done so we just need him in to do his medical.

"He will do a couple of days' fitness work because he obviously hasn't had a club since the end of the season and we just need to gauge his physical condition and take it from there.

"He is six foot two, he leads the line very well, he can play inside or outside the box and he can head it very well.

"We have liked him for a wee while. I know most of his goals have come in the Second Division in Spain but it is still a good standard and he has played for Deportivo in the last couple of seasons.

"He will bring another dimension to the team."

Lennon has already signed defender Efe Ambrose from Ashdod as well as bringing in Getafe forward Nicolas Fedor - known as Miku - and Nantes goalkeeper Lubos Kamenar on loan.

The Northern Irishman said: "The first time I saw Ambrose I thought 'wow, I would really like to get him'.

"He is strong and powerful in the (Victor) Wanyama mould, he covers the ground very quickly, technically good, good in the air and hungry, so he ticks all the boxes. He wants to succeed.

"Miku, again is a player we like but didn't think we could get but his name came up again three or four days ago.

"He has a good goalscoring record for a mid-range team in La Liga and I think he will complement (Gary) Hooper very well."

Miku, for his part, vowed to "honour" the famous number seven shirt at Parkhead.

The 27-year-old will wear the number associated with Hoops legends such as Henrik Larsson and Jimmy Johnstone.

Miku spoke of his "lucky number seven" shirt, saying: "I am so happy because this is my number in the (Venezuela) national team and at my last club.

"I like the challenge. It is a big number here for Larsson and Johnstone and I will try to defend the shirt with honour.

"I played with nine, 11, 10 when I joined Valencia at 16 but chose seven with the national team and scored a goal which was very important to me and I think 'this is my lucky number, lucky seven' and I play all the time with this number.

"Celtic is a big team with a lot of history and I am so happy to be here."

Miku scored twice against Real Madrid last season and is looking to replicate that feat against Barcelona, who are in Celtic's Champions League group along with Benfica and Spartak Moscow.

He said: "It is not impossible. I won my last game against Barcelona.

"They have the best player in the world in Lionel Messi but we won the game.

"I did my job, I scored two goals against Real Madrid, and lost the game. I didn't score against Barcelona and we won the game, so the most important thing is the team."

Ambrose said: "It is something I would never have imagined but I am a Celtic player, so I am very happy and it is the best day of my life. I can't wait to start playing."