08.07.2015 20:25 h

Celtic sign Belgian 'keeper Bailly

Former Belgian international goalkeeper Logan Bailly says his transfer to Scottish champions Celtic on Wednesday from OH Leuven is a dream move for him.

The 29-year-old -- who made the last of his eight appearances for Belgium in 2010 -- signed a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Bailly, who was a member of the Belgium side that finished fourth in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, is ostensibly second choice to 32-year-old Craig Gordon but he believes he has a chance of breaking into the first team given his age.

"I think I'm in my prime just now as 29 or 30-years-old is a great age for a goalkeeper," Bailly told the Celtic website.

"It's a great feeling, it's big team with a big history and I'm very happy I'm here. When you see Celtic from the outside, you know it is a big team but when you are here you realise that it is a lot bigger.

"My manager told me about the interest but when you hear that a club like Celtic is interested in you, at first you don't believe it, it's like a dream to pay for Celtic.

"When you play football you dream of playing on the big stage," added Bailly, who also played in Germany for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Bailly is Celtic's third signing of the close season, having already secured the services of two defenders, Swiss teenager Saidy Janko from Manchester United and Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City.

They are also close to signing 23-year-old Turkish striker Nadir Ciftci from rivals Dundee United, having agreed a fee of £1.5million ($2.3million) with them at the third time of asking but are discussing personal terms with him.

He must be registered by Saturday if he is to be available for their Champions League second qualifying round, first leg clash against Icelandic side Stjarnan FC next Wednesday.