Marvin Compper lands in Scotland ahead of £1m Celtic deal

Celtic transfer target Marvin Compper has arrived in Scotland and is expected to complete a £1 million move.

Marvin Compper arrives in Edinburgh ahead of projected move to Celtic. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

The former German international defender landed at Edinburgh Airport on Tuesday.

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He is poised to move to the Scottish champions from RB Leipzig having recently fallen out of favour with the Bundesliga side.

Marvin Compper clears the ball as Darmstadt forward Aenis Ben-Hatira waits to pounce. Picture: Getty Images

The 32-year-old will likely meet up with his new team-mates for their warm-weather training trip to Dubai on 6 January as the Celtic players look to stay fresh during the winter break.

Rodgers has been chasing defensive reinforcements since the last transfer window, and attempted to sign South African centre back Rivaldo Coetzee until the deal broke down over concerns about an injury the player had.

However, as outlined last week, the defender would have to sit out Celtic’s Europa League clash with Zenit St Petersburg, after he appeared for Leipzig in the Champions League against Besiktas.

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Marvin Compper clears the ball as Darmstadt forward Aenis Ben-Hatira waits to pounce. Picture: Getty Images