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CELTIC have resurrected their interest in Egyptian hero Afsha and want to bring him to Glasgow on a loan move in January, according to reports in his homeland.

The Hoops have been linked with a move for the 26 year-old – Mohamed Magdy – before, but have yet to make any interest official.

Midfielder Magdy (left) has helped his reached the World Club Cup semi-finals twice.
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Attacking midfielder Afsha plays for Cairo giants Al Ahly and signed a new contract two years ago, but he’s been consistently linked with a move to Europe.

He’s been instrumental in Al-Ahly’s success in the last two years, helping them to a total of seven trophies since arriving from Pyramids FC.

He saw a £300,000 move to Sivasspor collapse in August and his agent, Abdel-Rahman Ismail, said then: “He received an offer from the Turkish League but it did not match Al Ahly’s financial demands.

“We are working to provide other opportunities for Afsha and there are already some preliminary talks with other clubs in Europe, but that hasn’t materialised into official offers yet.”

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Now Egyptian media reports suggest Celtic want to take him on loan with an option to buy when the transfer window reopens in January.

Afsha, who links up with Liverpool legend Mo Salah for Egypt, has won 13 caps for his country and has twice helped Al-Ahly reach the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou revealed this week he wanted to bring in new faces in January and confirmed the signing of Japanese defender Yuki Kobayashi.

Last night Sunsport exclusively revealed one of the names in the frame was Canadian international Alistair Johnston.

The right-sided defender made his debut at the global showpiece in Qatar against Belgium last night and moved to MLS side CF Montreal for £800,000 last December.

What transfer fee Canada star Johnston could command is unknown, although he penned a two-year deal last summer, with the option for two more, with previous club Nashville guaranteed 10% of the proceeds of any sale above £800,000.

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The Vancouver-born star was one of only two players who played in all 14 of Canada’s matches in the final round of Concacaf’s World Cup qualifying campaign. 

Croatian right back Josip Juranovic is one man whose long-term future at the Hoops remains unclear – even though he has four years left on his current deal.

Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football page

Celtic ‘resurrect interest in Egyptian hero Afsha and want to bring him in on January loan transfer’

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