Celtic Agree Pre-Contract Deal with Ben Davies
Contract Expires at the End of the Season
The defender has been linked with a move away throughout the transfer window and Celtic have been one of the parties most keen to do a deal.
It appears that they have now secured a deal for the defender, with the Scottish Premiership side having reportedly agreed a deal for the player which will see him join at the end of the season.
Davies’ contract at Preston expires in the summer and the club would have been desperate to keep hold of the centre-back.
However, it looks like they are now set to lose him with an agreement now in place to send him to Scotland upon the end of the player’s contract at the end of the season.
Solid Loan Spell at Fleetwood Town
Davies has established himself as one of Preston’s most important players and defenders in recent seasons, having come up through the ranks at Deepdale.
After a loan spell at Fleetwood Town, he came back to the Lilywhites as a new player and quickly broke into the first-team picture, where he has remained ever since alongside various partners.
Over seven seasons at Preston, he has played in 135 league games for the Championship side and is certainly well experienced at Football League level.
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Celtic will be hoping that he can carry that experience over to the Scottish Premiership too as they look to strengthen their side.
There could also be a potential deal done this month – even though this agreement has been reached, there is reportedly the possibility that Davies could agree a deal to join Celtic earlier than at the end of the current season. Whether that will be agreed remains to be seen, with the transfer window deadline approaching for both of the teams.