Wednesday 13 December 2017

Celtic winger Michael Duffy completes Dundalk deal

Michael Duffy, right, has left Scotland
Michael Duffy, right, has left Scotland

Celtic have offloaded Michael Duffy to Irish champions Dundalk as they await confirmation of Efe Ambrose's loan move to Blackburn.

Duffy has cut short a season-long loan spell at Dundee to return to the League of Ireland.

The 22-year-old joined Celtic from Derry City in February 2015 and spent last season on loan at Alloa before making 13 appearances for Dundee this season.

"I'm buzzing to join Dundalk," Duffy told his new club's website. "I'm just happy now that it has finally got done. I enjoyed my two years in Scotland.

"I have some good memories of it. I played in some big games and made a good lot of friends. It just didn't work out the way I wanted it to, but I still enjoyed it."

The Scottish Football Association confirmed the paperwork for Ambrose's loan switch had gone through before Tuesday night's transfer deadline, but work permit issues are holding up confirmation from the clubs.

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