Celtic fans delighted by signing of midfielder Luca Connell

Celtic have completed the signing of Luca Connell from Bolton Wanderers on a four-year deal, the club announced on Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland youth international joins the Hoops after contract problems at his previous club, with the BBC reporting that while he was set to cost just £250,000, Celtic have paid substantially more to the financially stricken outfit.

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Connell made the breakthrough at Bolton last season, making 12 first-team appearances between January and May.

The teenager showed good enough form to included in a recent senior Republic of Ireland training camp, with assistant manager Robbie Keane revealing he was on the verge of being included in their squad for June qualifiers if not for injury.

Competition in the middle of the park is fierce at Celtic, but with Connell recently insisting he would only join a club if he had the chance of playing, it appears he’ll be earmarked to compete with Hoops regulars despite being just 18 years of age.

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Celtic fans are delighted to hear he’s made the switch, taking to Twitter on Saturday to share their thoughts…

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