33 year-old David Trezeguet, who spent last season with recently-relegated la Liga side Hércules, has agreed to a contract with United Arab Emirates side Baniyas that will pay him €2 million per year. Trezeguet, who was instrumental in France's 1998 World Cup triumph, passed a medical examination in Abu Dhabi today, and put ink to paper on his new contract.
This news will come as a minor blow to Scottish side Celtic, who had entered into negotiations with the player and his representatives last week. According to sources, Celtic is in the market for a new center forward, and Trezeguet could have been a relatively low cost fix. They had also been linked to Portuguese side Maritimo's striker Baba Diawara, though their interest has cooled in the last few days.
After they received the news of Trezeguet's departure, Celtic signed the Sierra Leon-born striker Mohamed Bangura from AIK Stockholm for an undisclosed fee.