Celtic have reportedly made a move to try sign Brighton defender Shane Duffy – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have expressed their delight at the speculation.
According to the Daily Mail, Bhoys manager Neil Lennon has spoken to the Irish centre-back about a potential season-long loan and he’s keen to spend a season in Scottish football.
The report does explain though that any potential move to Parkead is still someway off, as they need to compromise over loan fees and wages.
It is further understood that West Ham, West Brom and Burnley are also interested in trying to sign the 28-year-old from their Premier League rivals.
Duffy has proven himself to be a warrior defender during a four-year spell with Brighton and has been a rock at centre-back during 91 Premier League appearances for them.
He’s a towering 6ft 4in defender that is useful from set-pieces in both boxes, but also has a composure on the ball to help play out from the back.
Neil Lennon’s side go into this season knowing if they clinch the Scottish Premiership title it will be a historic 10th consecutive league triumph for Celtic, something that is particularly important to the fans.
A selection of Celtic supporters on social media are convinced that Duffy is a signing that can help them get over the line for the league title, but they know Old Firm rivals Rangers have started the campaign in impressive fashion.
Here are some Celtic fans discussing Duffy:
@shaneduffy get yourself up to Celtic ma man, paradise awaits 🍀🍀.
— Daniel Kane (@Dannyk1888) August 13, 2020
Don’t see Shane Duffy caring about wages so much this season. If we can agree a deal he’s here for the 10
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) August 13, 2020
Shane Duffy and Ajeti by the end of the week would be a great bit of business. Only a back up LB needed. Better late than never. HWG 10iar🍀
— Stiofán (@SMCA19882) August 13, 2020
Big Shane Duffy would be a good signing for us ☘️🏆🇮🇪⚽
— Paul_McDermott☘️🏴🇮🇪🍀 (@Paul1McD) August 13, 2020
Shane duffy please 🤞 the perfect tim who will hopefully bring out the best in jullien and ajer 🍀
— JRCELTIC🍀 (@Jrobbz1) August 13, 2020
Shane Duffy is exactly the type of centre half we need. Would be a brilliant signing. No sure I can see it happening though.
— Marty Vanucci (@martydeila) August 13, 2020
@shaneduffy up the road big man. Lead us to the ten 🍀
— CMarkey (@cm11983) August 13, 2020
If @shaneduffy signs then 10 in a row is guaranteed 🙂🍀🇮🇪
— Harald Brattbakk’s Right Foot Stopped Their 10🍀 (@Mon_The_Hoops81) August 13, 2020
Fantastic if it happens.
— Alisa07🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀☘️ (@alisaheron) August 13, 2020