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Celts seal Taylor deal on hectic deadline day across Scotland

New Bhoy: Greg Taylor has signed a four-year contract
New Bhoy: Greg Taylor has signed a four-year contract

By Lewis Samuel

Greg Taylor said he was "over the moon" to seal a deadline day move to Celtic.

The former Kilmarnock defender had been linked with a Parkhead switch since Celtic lost Kieran Tierney to Arsenal earlier in the summer and was last night paraded in his new colours after putting pen to paper on a four-year deal three hours before the midnight deadline.

"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," said the 21-year-old, who left Scotland's training camp to finalise his switch to the Bhoys.

"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.

"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."

On a busy day of transfer activity across Scotland, Rangers agreed a deal with Liverpool for long-term target Ryan Kent.

The winger spent last season on loan at Steven Gerrard's side and, after having a fresh loan bid rejected amid interest from Club Brugges in the 22-year-old, the Ibrox men stumped up a fee in the region of £7m to bring Kent to Glasgow permanently.

The Gers also moved on two players. Summer signing Jake Hastie joined Rotherham on a season-long loan and Graham Dorrans has been linked with Kilmarnock - who saw Kirk Broadfoot's join Morton - after agreeing to tear up his contract.

Celtic loaned right-back Anthony Ralston to St Johnstone and midfielder Ewan Henderson to Ross County, while Motherwell signed former Kilmarnock and Dundee midfielder Mark O'Hara on a season-long loan from Peterborough United.

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