Celtic and other Scottish clubs are reportedly set to be handed a transfer boost, with the latest update on the work permit ruling of signings coming to Scotland.

Previously, rules stated that clubs could sign players from across the European Union without restriction. But since Brexit, new rulings were set to be put in place, which required players joining Scottish clubs to have played at a certain level or for their national team.

Last summer, the SFA and SPFL introduced a compromise that saw clubs go through an exemption panel, which allowed clubs to gain work permits for players coming from overseas.

This exemption was set to expire after the end of the last transfer window. However, according to the Daily Record, the SFA, SPFL, and the UK government have agreed to keep this system in place, including the up-and-coming January window.

With this news, it certainly makes things a lot clearer and more straightforward for Ange Postecoglou and the Celtic board as we head into the winter window next month.

Currently, the majority of the Hoops reported targets have been from the J-League. However, Ange has refused to rule out signatures from players across the globe. So, hopefully, we see that put to good use next month and in the future.


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