Scottish Premiership Transfer Update

It’s been a relatively quiet transfer window so far in the Scottish Premiership, with Celtic being the leading movers, bringing in four new players, including three from Japan.

With his knowledge of the J-League, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has brought in Daizen Maeda, Yosuke Ideguchi, and Reo Hatate to join countryman Kyogo Furuhashi who has enjoyed a blistering start to his Celtic career.

Celtic have also signed Irish youngster Johnny Kenny from Sligo Rovers as they look to regain the Scottish Premiership title from rivals Rangers.

Rangers, meanwhile, have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, with their main piece of business being the departure of Nathan Patterson to Everton.

Veteran striker Jermaine Defoe has also left Ibrox while Giovanni van Bronckhorst is potentially set to make a move for Hearts centre back John Souttar, with Rangers confident they can hold off interest from several English Championship clubs.

The Jambos have raided the Australian market once again with the capture of young right-back Nathaniel Atkinson from Melbourne City.

Hearts capital rivals Hibs have also been active in the transfer market, with new boss Shaun Maloney splashing out £300k on Norwegian teenager Elias Melkersen as the Hibees chase 3rd spot in the table.

They’ve also brought in the talented Ewan Henderson from Celtic and Harry Clarke on loan from Arsenal, who previously enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Ross County.

Motherwell also have one eye on 3rd spot in the table, but they look set to lose top scorer Tony Watt to Dundee United with the striker already signing a pre-contract agreement with the Tangerines.