Celtic managed to acquire Shane Duffy on loan from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion during the recent transfer window.
He has come straight into Neil Lennon’s side and looks to have added some good depth to the Hoops’ squad. Parkhead coach Darren O’Dea has been discussing the transfer and he has heaped glowing praise on his fellow Irishman, who suffered a horrendous injury as a teenager when his liver was lacerated in a training ground incident.
What exactly did Darren O’Dea say about new Celtic signing Shane Duffy?
Duffy’s positive impact at Celtic so far
There is no doubt that the 28 year-old has started life brilliantly in Glasgow as the Republic of Ireland captain has kept five clean sheets in seven games for Celtic, per Transfermarkt. He has also had a good impact at the other end of the pitch as the defender has scored twice and picked up one assist.
Do you think Shane Duffy is a good signing?
He is in the prime of his career and has an abundance of experience at a high level both in the Premier League (96 appearances) and internationally (35 caps), per Transfermarkt. Also, with his Brighton contract set to expires at the end of the season, there may be a chance for the Hoops to sign him on a permanent deal for free next summer.
Due to Duffy’s experience and age, it is fair for O’Dea to say he was also surprised by the signing, as you would not have expected someone who has played 130 games for Brighton to be allowed leave the Amex Stadium.
The defender clearly has impressed at Celtic and this is highlighted by O’Dea’s comments. If he continues his fine form, there is no doubt that Duffy could have a big impact on the Hoops’ fortunes this season.
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