Celtic fans were quite blasé as they welcomed Matt O’Riley to the hoops.
On the 20th day of the transfer window the 21-year-old midfielder is the fifth signing of the window which is in stark contrast to business during the Lawwell years.
The deal for O’Riley seems to have gone through in text-book fashion with news first surfacing on Wednesday with the player heading north, a medical completed then pictures of him arriving at Celtic Park early this afternoon.
Ange Postecoglou’s early involvement in talks were critical in ensuring that the player opted for Celtic a year after he took a step down from Fulham to get the first team experience that his CV was lacking.
A £1.5m get-out clause seems to have satisfied all parties with MK Dons turning over a healthy profit with the prospect of more to follow if O’Riley cracks it at Celtic.
Fulham’s Academy has produced Moussa Dembele and Patrick Roberts in the past, both men are still fondly remembered by Celtic fans with O’Riley appearing to have a similar ambitious streak to two revered members of The Invincibles.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 20, 2022
Welcome to Scotland’s most successful club HH ?
— PÒL (@Pol76celt1) January 20, 2022
If we can move Ajeti, Boli, Soro and possibly Barkas on this could be a screamer of a window.
— Shaun Kean (@ShaunKean) January 20, 2022
Now Jota and CCV permanent
— Connor Hynds (@1Conzobhoy) January 20, 2022
Good luck big Man, you’re going to love this club, don’t worry about that.
— Dannysbhoy (@dannysbhoy) January 20, 2022
— lovejoysalegend (@lovejoysalegend) January 20, 2022
Brilliant,looks a star in the making,????
— barry collins (@bazcollins67) January 20, 2022
Welcome to Celtic Matt. Now get Jota and Carter Vickers signed up on permanent deals
— Kevin Brown (@Kevinbrown_67) January 20, 2022
Welcome To Glasgow Celtic. All The Best. HAIL HAIL???
— Dom McBride (@mcbride_dom) January 20, 2022