Bhoys strike Baba deal

Pereira confirms Celtic have agree fee for striker

Baba: Celtic have agreed a fee with Maritimo for the Senegalese striker

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Maritimo have confirmed they have agreed a fee with Celtic for Senegalese striker Baba Diawara.

Bhoys boss Neil Lennon saw Diawara, known simply as 'Baba', net a last-minute winner for Maritimo in Sunday's surprise 3-2 success over Sporting.

The 23-year-old has attracted interest from around Europe, however, Celtic are in pole position ahead of the transfer window closing on Wednesday.

Maritimo supremo Carlos Pereira is unwilling to discuss details of the deal, believed to be around £4million, stating only an agreement has been reached.

Agreement

"I don't want to talk about the financial details, but I've spoken with Celtic and everything is okay," Pereira told the Daily Record.

"There is an agreement and I'm happy. I also believe that Celtic are happy."

Baba's advisor Karim Lariki claims the likes of Sochaux and Spartak Moscow are interested, although the striker is happy to play in Scotland.

"He has options but I believe that all African players like the idea of playing in the UK because the style of football suits," said Lariki.