Celtic winger to join Spartak Moscow

Lennon expects the winger to join the Russian side in a £9.5million deal.

“He was in yesterday and more or less said his goodbyes, so we’ll see how that develops over the next one or two days,” said Lennon of the 24-year-old.

“I won’t be relieved, because I’ll be losing my best player, but we feel it’s good money for a top player.”

Lennon added: “He’s going to go to Moscow in the next few days and get the deal finalised.

“That will be a relief in terms of putting the deal to bed because the sooner it’s done, the better. I’ll get all the money.

“Having spoken to him yesterday he seemed a lot more settled. He said he liked what he saw.

“I’d like to think the way he was talking, this is the club he will go to unless something happens last minute.”