DONE DEAL! Taylor signing confirmed while Senegal striker ‘linked’

Greg Taylor says he’s “over the moon” after he signed for Celtic on a four-year deal.

The left-back has completed his move to the champions from Kilmarnock.

The move, believed to be for over £2m with no players going the other way, brings to an end a lengthy transfer chase for the once-capped Scotland international.

Taylor told the club website that he was “desperate” to get the deal done. He said: “It’s been a whirlwind of a day but I’m over the moon to be here and thankfully that’s it over the line.

“As soon as I knew of Celtic’s interest, I was desperate to come, so it’s been a great day, certainly now that it’s done.

The Killie favourite has set his sights on silverware at his new club.

He continued: “It’s massive club, everyone knows that, and I’m here to win trophies, it’s as simple as that and I can’t wait to hopefully be a part of it. I’m delighted to be a Celtic player, and I want to try and impress the fans, and obviously the manager.

“A club this size wants to win trophies and they have done over the past few years, and now that I’m here, I want to help the team win more trophies.”

The 21-year-old, who has already racked up over 100 league appearances for Killie, finally bolsters Neil Lennon’s defence after Kieran Tierney and Emilio Izaguirre left, with Boli Bolingoli coming in.

Jack Hendry, who wasn’t keen on a loan move to Rugby Park as part of the deal, is still expected to leave the club with Bolton a possible destination.

Reports suggest Celtic are also interested in signing Moussa Konate from French side Amiens.

FootMercato say that Celtic and Rangers are vying for the 26-year old striker’s signature.

Celtic have also been strongly linked with Manchester United’s Irish defender Lee O’Connor and Jeremie Frimpong from their City rivals.

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