Celtic have announced the signing of Brighton and Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy on their official website this morning.
The 28-year-old central defender joins on a season-long loan deal from the Premier League outfit and bolsters Neil Lennon’s defensive ranks.
According to the Daily Record, Celtic will be paying £22,500-a-week during his temporary stint at Parkhead, having paid a £1 million loan fee for his services.
Celtic have got Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer as their two centre-backs at present and it’ll be interesting to see where Duffy slots in.
The Hoops have fought off stiff competition for the defender, with Premier League clubs West Brom and West Ham both fancying the experienced professional.
Duffy is currently away with the Republic of Ireland team where he will be hoping to add to his 33 international caps.
When he returns he will undoubtedly bolster the Celtic ranks with vast experience.
He’s played 96 games in the Premier League and a further 132 at Championship level.
Following this morning’s announcement, Celtic fans have been commenting on Twitter regarding his arrival at the club.
It would seem that the vast majority are buzzing with his presence in the squad and can’t wait to see him in action.
Here is a selection of tweets from Celtic fans as Duffy checks in at Celtic Park.
Welcome aboard from everyone at the Letterkenny No1 Celtic supporters club and the Donegal Association of Celtic supporters clubs, and all our members in Donegal, Derry, Sligo and Tyrone.
— Charlie G Mcgarvey (@CharlieGMcgarve) September 2, 2020
The Derry Desailly. Bring it on.
— Conor (@ConorM67_) September 2, 2020
Fantastic news. Great signing… pity it took so long. Could have done with Shane for the game last week.
— John Gerard Collins (@collinsjg57) September 2, 2020
A swift conclusion.
Target pinpointed and acquired, no messing.
The type of signing we've been crying out for, will bring stability to the backline, and also gives the club and fans a well needed boost.
— Clash City Rocker (@clash_rocker) September 2, 2020
Superb, welcome to the provisonal sporting wing 🍀👍🏻
— Graeme Conway (@bigG1888) September 2, 2020
Great signing! Best CB in the country now!
— Marc johnstone (@1997Mjhire) September 2, 2020
Brilliant, Just Brilliant! Welcome big man!! 👍🏻🍀👏🏻💚
— Garybhoy67 (@csgaz) September 2, 2020
— Mikey Kennedy (@Mikeykennedy67) September 2, 2020