Celtic have announced the signing of defender Osaze Urhoghide from Sheffield Wednesday.
The 20-year-old centre-back has signed a four-year deal and becomes Celtic’s first new signing since Ange Postecoglou took over as manager.
Urhoghide began his career at AFC Wimbledon but moved to Sheffield Wednesday two years ago and has made 21 first team appearances since then. He follows midfielder Liam Shaw in making the move from Hillsborough to Glasgow this year.
Celtic manager Postecoglou said that Urhoghide has the versatility to play in different positions at the back and possesses the attributes to be a success.
“It’s great,” Postecoglou told Celtic’s website. “He’s someone that the club’s been tracking for a while and when I came on board, I managed to have a meeting with him and he’s a good young man, he’s very ambitious.
“He’s just beginning his football career but he shows all the attributes on and off the field to want to become a top player, so it’s great to get him here. He can play a couple of positions at the back and, most importantly, he’s really keen to learn and develop and I think this will be a great environment for him.
“He’s a modern defender. He’s good athletically, he’s mobile, he’s quick and he wants to get on the ball. He can play a couple of different positions, and from our perspective, and the way we want to play our football, there are certain things I look for in players irrespective of age, and he’s got some really good attributes to be a top defender.
“The most important thing is, he’s got a real desire to reach the very top. He’s excited about joining the club, which is important to me because that’s the first thing I want to hear from players, that they’re really keen to join us.