Celtic announce 9th signing of the summer with season-long loan for international

Celtic have completed the loan signing of midfielder Oliver Abildgaard.

The 26-year-old joins from Rubin Kazan for the season.

Abildgaard, who has one cap for Denmark, reinforces Ange Postecoglou’s midfield options.

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He played nearly 100 games for Aalborg in his homeland before making the switch to Russia, making 62 appearances for Kazan where he was a team-mate of Carl Starfelt and Sead Haksbanovic. His last appearance came in May.

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“This is a day I’ve been very much looking forward to ever since I heard the possibility of coming here,” he told Celtic TV.

“My main strengths are as a holding midfielder, and I’ll do whatever the manager and the coaching staff will require from me.

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'Due to my physique, I’m very strong, I will win my duels, and I’m able to be the link between our defence and our attacking players.'

Abildgaard becomes the ninth summer signing, following Jota, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Benjamin Siegrist, Aaron Mooy, Mortiz Jenz, Daizen Maeda, Alexandro Bernabei and Haksabanovic.

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Oliver Abildgaard has moved to Celtic on a season-long loan. (Picture: FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)
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