A big move for the young Irishman.
Celtic have agreed a deal to sign Liam Scales from Shamrock Rovers on a four-year deal.
Scales has seriously impressed for Rovers in the League of Ireland and in European competitions, with Celtic having been interested in him for a number of months.
Speaking of the signing, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said: “Liam is a young player who has impressed us and is someone who we think has the potential to have a big future at Celtic. He is an athletic defender who has the ability to play in a number of positions.
“As I have said before, everyone at the club has been working hard to add depth and quality to our squad and in signing Liam I think again we have made good progress. We all look forward to welcoming Liam to Celtic and to start working with him.”
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We've reached an agreement with @ShamrockRovers to sign Irish defender, Liam Scales, subject to conditions! 🇮🇪
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 27, 2021
Scales has been part of the Republic of Ireland Under-21 team in the past, and based on his current form it won’t be a surprise to see him called up to Stephen Kenny’s senior side in the near future.
Following his departure from the club, Rovers wrote: “Liam Scales’ transfer to Celtic has been confirmed this morning. All at Shamrock Rovers wish Liam well with his new club and are thankful for the two great seasons that Liam had at Rovers.”
No fee was confirmed by either club, though a report in the Irish Examiner yesterday suggested a €600,000 fee had been agreed between all parties.
Liam Scales moves from Rovers to Celtic
Shamrock Rovers went crashing out of Europe on Thursday night after a 5-2 loss on aggregate to Flora Tallin.
Celtic meanwhile advanced to the next stage of the Europa League after a 3-2 win on aggregate against AZ Alkmaar.
The Scottish club will definitely be in the running for the league this season, and it should be a great experience for Scales, who has experience winning silverware with UCD and Rovers.