Koki Mizuno in Glasgow for Celtic signing

Celtic will sign Japan international Koki Mizuno in the next 48 hours after his arrival in Glasgow.

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The 22-year-old pitched up just hours after a three-man panel decided to grant the midfielder a work permit.

Set to undergo a medical examination at a Glasgow hospital this morning, the new Bhoy's signature should be signed and sealed by the weekend.

Out of contract at the end of this month, the former youth international is rated in the £1.5million bracket after earning the first of his four caps in March - but is expected to cost nothing by way of a transfer fee.

Regarded as Japanese football's next big thing, Mizuno has the endorsement of countryman and double Player of the Year Shunsuke Nakamura, who belongs to the same management company.

Agent Roberto Takuda travelled to Glasgow before Christmas when the nuts and bolts of an agreement were thrashed out.

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