Celtic have announced the signing of Lassad Nouioui this afternoon, which may prompt Levante to take legal action against the player and his agents.
The Valencian outfit originally announced early on Saturday that they had signed the Tunisia international to a two-year contract, following his departure at the end of last season from Deportivo de La Coruna.
However, later that same day saw Celtic suggest that they had the player secured and set to agree terms on a deal with them, whilst the Bhoys have now confirmed that they have signed the player.
“Celtic are delighted to announce that Tunisian international, Lassad Nouioui has joined the club on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance,” began a statement on the Scottish champions’ official website, which also ran statements from the player.
“I’m absolutely delighted to sign for Celtic. Celtic is a huge club with a magnificent history and a fantastic support. I know all about the wonderful atmosphere at Celtic Park and I can’t wait to play there.
“I know that Celtic already has a great squad of players and I’m very much looking forward to joining up with my team-mates. And I hope to play my part in bringing success to the club.
“And, of course, I’m also looking to competing in the UEFA Champions League with such a great football club.”
Levante had admitted late last night of uncertainty on the matter, even if they were convinced they were dealing with his correct agent.
“Aklil has been Lassad’s representative for seven years,” communications director Alberto Gil told news agency EFE last night.
“We have spoken to him and he is the first to be surprised by what is happening. We are awaiting events.
“If this matter becomes complicated and the club end up being hurt, then Levante will take legal steps to resolve the matter.”