Canadian midfielder Dwayne De Rosario has joined former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg on trial with Celtic.
The 32-year-old Toronto player joined the Swede in training at Celtic’s Lennoxtown training complex yesterday.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon said: “He’s a similar player to Shaun Maloney. He likes to play off the left and come inside. He is a skilful, sharp and intelligent player. Again, it’s an opportunity for us to have a look.”
Injury has denied Celtic the services of Maloney, while right-back Cha Du-Ri and midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung will be absent for much of January while playing for South Korea at the Asian Cup.
And 33-year-old Ljungberg has already impressed in training as he nears the end of his contract with Major League Soccer outfit Chicago Fire.
Celtic defender Jos Hooiveld had also been impressed with what he saw of the Swede, whose agent is claiming interest from 12 European clubs.
Jos told a European website: “He was in very good form. We want players who can provide something extra and Freddie looks like he can do that.
“I know nothing about whether he will sign, but he showed in training that he can be something special for us.”
Celtic have also been linked with another Swedish winger, 22-year-old Malmo player Guillermo Molins.
Celtic play Motherwell tonight (wednesday). The game is live on BBC Radio Scotland – 810 Medium Wave.