Aleksander Tonev joins Celtic from Villa

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Last night, Scottish champions Celtic snapped up Aston Villa attacking midfielder Aleksander Tonev on a season-long-loan with the option of a permanent deal.

Celtic who have dominated the Scottish league are always looking to bolster their sides attacking options to maximise their potential and their squad ready for the Champions League.

BBC Sport¬†confirmed the deal last night and new man at the helm, Ronny Deila said, “Aleksandar’s a very quick player and he has two good feet which he can shoot with,” said the Celtic boss. ¬†“He scored a lot of goals at Lech Poznan and I think he can help bring the club forward with his qualities. We can also make him better.”

The 24-year-old also spoke ahead of his move to Scotland, “I can’t wait to meet up with my new team-mates and start playing for Celtic,” Tonev told the club website.

“I already knew all about Celtic. Everybody in Bulgaria knows Celtic. I spoke to Stiliyan Petrov yesterday and he was very happy for me. He wished me good luck and I hope I can do as well for Celtic as Stiliyan did.”

“I’m an attacking player, and usually play on the left side of the park, and I like to create and score goals.”

As Tonev departs Villa without making much of an impart at Villa Park, Tonev will be hoping for more opportunities up in the North.

By Oliver Baines | August 12th, 2014