Paul Lambert lauds Celtic’s loan capture of Shane Duffy
Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images

Paul Lambert lauds Celtic's loan capture of Shane Duffy

Paul Lambert has heaped praise on Celtic new boy Shane Duffy, and reckons the ‘no-nonsense’ star will do great at Parkhead.

The Hoops have taken the 28-year-old centre-half on loan from Brighton for the 2020/21 season, with the player delighted to make the move.

Duffy described the switch as ‘something I’ve always dreamed of‘, and will now aim to help Celtic to a 10th straight league title.

(Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Supposedly the loan fee for Duffy is a little under £2 million, and Celtic are believed to be paying £25,000 of his £45,000-a-week wages (Scottish Sun).

GIVE VIEIRA THE MAN CITY JOB.

That is a lot for a loan, but there is a good chance he will be worth that money.

In the eyes of ex-Hoops star Lambert, who managed Duffy at Blackburn Rovers, the player is super business.

The current Ipswich Town boss said (The Herald): “You’re not going to outmuscle him, that’s for sure.

“He’s a proper defender. He’ll put his body on the line, he’ll go and head things and he’ll be really aggressive.

(Photo by Hannah Fountain – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“He’s a really big lad, and at the time I had him at Blackburn, I thought him and big Grant Hanley were excellent for me. He’s a proper centre-half and I think he’ll do great. He’ll take no nonsense.”

TBR’s View – Duffy is fine Celtic business

The loan fee is somewhat hefty but Duffy has every chance of justifying that outlay.

He’s been really good for Brighton in a partnership with the brilliant Lewis Dunk, and has the aggression and physicality to excel in Scottish football.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

You may also like…