Celtic academy graduate Robbie Deas has left Parkhead on a permanent basis, and some fans of his new club are pleased with the signing.
The 20-year-old joined the Celtic academy in 2011 and has worked his way through the ranks before enjoying loan spells at Cowdenbeath and Alloa Athletic over the past two seasons.
Deas, who stands 6ft 2in tall, has also featured for Scotland at Under-17 and Under-19 level.
The powerful centre-back was yet to break into the Celtic first team and, though he reportedly had a year left on his Bhoys contract, he has now moved on in search of first-team football.
Deas has now joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a three-year deal, the Championship side seeing off competition from other sides in their division.
He becomes Caley manager John Robertson’s second addition of the summer following the signing of Elgin City forward Shane Sutherland, and could make his competitive debut for the club when the League Cup starts on Tuesday, October 6.
“I knew the club had tried to sign me last January so when they came back in for me I was really keen to speak to the manager,” Deas told the ICT website.
“I had also been approached by Dunfermline and Raith Rovers and I spoke to both of them out of courtesy but I was really impressed by the vision John and the club has in Inverness.”
Here is what some Caley fans have been saying on social media about Deas’ arrival:
3 year deal, well done team!
— Aileen Clifford (@Aileenhendry) August 6, 2020
Good signing do well in Inverness
— Runeborn (@chorne45) August 6, 2020
He’s a centre half, was on loan at Alloa last season and played really well
— Iain Dawson (@iaindawson1) August 6, 2020
Pretty sure he was very solid at @AlloaAthleticFC last season
— Owen (@balfour_owen) August 6, 2020
WHAT A SIGNING
— Football CFB (@FootballCFB) August 6, 2020
Good signing loving this new leaner meaner team. Got rid of a load of dross and signing young upcoming footballers.
— ThomWy (@ThomsonWy) August 6, 2020