'Absolute brick wall' Celtic and Brighton fans react as Shane Duffy seals dream move

After months of transfer speculation Shane completed his perfect move from Brighton and Hove Albion to Scottish champions Celtic

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 9:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 10:00 am
Shane Duffy is a lifelong Celtic fan

Duffy, 28, if a lifelong Celtic supporter and joins on a season-long loan.

The Ireland international was a popular figure at Brighton and played a huge role in helping Albion reach the Premier League and then maintain their status in the top flight.

He moves to Parkhead with the aim of helping Celtic secure a 10th successive title.

The deal is on undisclosed terms but it is thought a loan fee of around £2m was agreed and Brighton will continue to pay £20k of his £45k per week wages.

Here's how Celtic and Albion fans reacted to the news

@DavidMeyler: Congrats @shaneduffy can’t wait to watch you head balls 70 yards for @CelticFC Green heart

@DC94__: @shaneduffy and @CelticFC Absolute unit can’t wait to see him in hoops

@SpencerVignes: As a Brighton fan with a major soft spot for Celtic, I couldn't be happier for Shane Duffy. If he was gonna go anywhere, then Celtic Park makes complete sense. He'll become a Hoops hero, mark my words, and I can see that year being extended. Good luck 'big mon'!

@AdamLynch27: If you think Shane Duffy isn’t good enough you’ve clearly never seen him play. He walks into our team

@seanmarkus_67: Celtic are a bigger club than West Ham by quite some margin. Shane Duffy is a Celtic fan. Shane Duffy will win trophies this season and not fight for mid table.

@RealKevinPalmer: Shane Duffy has been pushing to get a move to #CelticFC for the last few weeks and he’s finally got it. He will be a huge success in Scotland

@bhafcryan: It really is the end of an era...Shane is a huge Celtic fan. He will do very well up there. Still a Premier League defender in my opinion, just doesn’t suit our style anymore. You’ve got a fantastic defender, #CelticFC fans. Take care of him. Blue heartGreen heart

@colincurryer: With the departure of @GM_83 & the seemingly inevitable departure of @shaneduffy, we are seeing the last stalwarts of the promotion team leave. Only @lewisdunk, @8stephens & Solly March remain now. That team will live forever in the hearts & minds of those who saw it play #bhafc

@TweetingSeagull: But, Shane’s move to Celtic is one that makes sense all round. It would be crass to suggest #bhafc don’t need a player of his ability, but he deserves to be where he’s getting more game time & more appreciated for his attributes. For Potter, it’s one less defender to keep happy.

@Brightonfan: One part of our famous brick wall has now gone. Thank you for absolutely everything, you will always be a legend. Thank you for getting us and keeping us in the promise land for 3 years @shaneduffy my heart has well truly sunk now! #bhafc