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  • Shane Duffy signs for Celtic on season-long loan

    Shane Duffy signs for Celtic on season-long loan

    By: Joe Donnelly on 02 Sep, 2020 09:05

  • CELTIC Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Ireland internationalist Shane Duffy from English Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion on a season-long loan.

    Shane, who has also played with Everton and Blackburn Rovers, has made 130 appearances for Brighton, scoring eight goals and assisting five times for his team-mates in that time.

    The 28-year-old centre-back is currently on International duty with Ireland as they prepare to face Bulgaria and Finland in Nations League matches.

    Shane is delighted to seal this move to the nine-in-a-row champions, and can’t wait to begin his career at Paradise. He said: “I really am delighted to sign this deal with Celtic. It is a huge honour for me to join Celtic, such a huge institution and a brilliant football club that I have always loved and admired

    “It will be a fantastic personal moment for me when I pull on the Celtic jersey. It’s just a great feeling – I could not be happier to be part of the Club now and I just can’t wait to start working with the Manager, the staff and the players when I return from International duty with Ireland.

    “We will be challenging on a lot of fronts this season and I am really excited about getting going, as we try and bring the fans more and more success.”

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon added: “We are delighted to bring a player of Shane’s quality to Celtic. He is an international player with so many great attributes. He is leader and he’s a warrior – someone with real ability and who will also give us that great physical presence.  

    I know too he is a player who will add great personality to the dressing room. This is a real coup for the Club. From the off, Shane wanted to come to Celtic and we are delighted we have been able to fend off English Premier League interest. 

    “We are delighted with Shane’s decision to come and I am delighted with the business which Nick Hammond and the Board have done, not only in bringing Shane to Celtic, but throughout the window.

    “We can’t wait to get Shane involved in the squad as we look to the many challenges ahead.” 

    Everyone at the club wishes Shane every success here at Celtic, and the club would also like to thank the FAI for their assistance in facilitating the medical process in Dublin.

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