Celtic snap up Rennes defender

Celtic have signed Cameroonian defender Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe on a six-month loan from French club Rennes.

Celtic have signed Cameroonian defender Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe on a six-month loan from French club Rennes.

The 28-year-old has been handed the chance to impress manager Gordon Strachan, with Celtic then having the option to sign him permanently for a further two years.

The deal had been held up by paperwork in France but was completed today.

Perrier-Doumbe told official club website www.celticfc.net: “I am delighted to be joining Celtic.

“I know that they are a massive club with a great history and a fantastic support.

“It means a lot to me to be joining a club which not only is doing well in the League but is still involved in the Champions League and I look forward to training hard and fighting for a place in the team.”

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