Shane Duffy has joined Celtic on loan from Brighton, as reported by the Daily Record.
The Derryman is expected to join up with the Scottish champions when he returns from international duty next week, having agreed his temporary switch from Brighton.
The 28-year-old was expected to sign the contract in Scotland but had to do the deal remotely because he would have broken Ireland ’s COVID-19 squad bubble had he travelled from Glasgow.
The report also states that Duffy has passed his Celtic medical and completed the paperwork. They state that the contract was signed before Duffy flew out to Sofia with Ireland, as they prepare to take on Bulgaria in Thursday’s Nations League clash.
Duffy will return to Ireland for Sunday’s clash with Finland at the Aviva Stadium before he heads to Glasgow.
The defender could make his Celtic debut away to Ross County after the international break.
Having started just 19 games for Brighton last season, the 28-year-old was well down the pecking order of centre-backs at Brighton, behind the likes of Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Ben White and Joel Veltman.
When asked on Sunday about the possibility of Celtic making further signings, manager Neil Lennon said: "I think so, yeah. I don't know how many, but hopefully, there will be one or two new faces coming in."
West Ham and West Brom were rumoured to have also been interested in the player, but Duffy has expressed a desire to join Celtic.
Journalist Ronnie Charters has also confirmed the news.
Celtic’s loan deal for Shane Duffy is now finalised. Player will join up with the squad after international break. Club announcement soon. @STVSport
— Ronnie Charters (@STVRonnie) September 1, 2020