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Report: Celtic agree deal to sign Michael Duffy, personal terms being discussed

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Celtic are on the verge of signing Derry City winger Michael Duffy, according to the Irish club.

Derry City chief executive Sean Barrett has today told STV that Celtic are on the verge of securing a deal for winger Michael Duffy.

The Bhoys are in buoyant mood after defeating Old Firm rivals Rangers 2-0 at Hampden Park today, and could be set fro another boost with the signing of Duffy.

"We have agreed a deal with Celtic for Michael Duffy," Barrett told STV. "We thought it was dead in the water, then Celtic contacted at us to say they wanted to sign him. I believe Michael is discussing personal terms."

The 20-year-old has hit 16 goals in 39 games for Derry City, and with three caps for the Northern Ireland Under-21's, he's rated highly.

Duffy has recently been on trial with Celtic, and after scoring two goals in a behind-closed-doors game against Newcastle United, it seems that he's done enough to secure a permanent move to Glasgow.

With Duffy allegedly in contract negotiations with Celtic, the Bhoys should be able to push through a deal before Monday's transfer deadline.

Celtic may have agreed to sign Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven on a pre-contract agreement, but it appears that manager Ronny Deila is still interested in adding more wingers.

Duffy projects to be one for the future for Celtic, and they will be hoping that he can replicate his Derry success at Celtic Park in the coming years.

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