Carl Starfelt has reported agreed a long-term contract with Celta Vigo as he nears a transfer exit from Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers last week confirmed the defender would likely leave the club in the summer.

Starfelt, 28, is widely expected to move on with "a number of reasons" for his departure.

Despite his looming exit, Rodgers hailed Starfelt's professionalism at Celtic amid the ongoing transfer scenario.

It now looks like Starfelt will leave the club in the coming days with suggestions his move to the La Liga could be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph states that paperwork is now being finalised for Starfelt's move to be completed.

Discussing Starfelt's situation after the win over Ross County, Rodgers said: “I wanted to put Carl Starfelt on, it might be his last appearance here.

“There has been interest for him and he wants to take up that possibility.

“We will resolve that as quick as we can. I thought it would be nice for him to get maybe a final appearance at Celtic Park. 

“The clubs are in communication. I’m sure that will go through early part of next week, if not before.

“Clearly he probably felt it was the time to move on.

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“I have to say, he has been really respectful and has loved his time here.

“There are obviously certain conditions he has thought about in going to the one of the top leagues.

“Economically, it is hard to compete on that side and obviously his partner is no longer here anymore and has moved on.

“So there are a number of reasons why he would like to move on.

“I have to say, a total professional, first class, and if it didn’t go through, I know I can rely on him. But I think it probably will.”