Celtic transfer round-up: Adam Matthews leaves for Sunderland, Bhoys still keen on Nadir Ciftci

Former Cardiff City defender Adam Matthews has joined Sunderland, while Celtic will reportedly make another bid for Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci.

Adam Matthews transfer

Former Cardiff City defender Adam Matthews has joined Premier League outfit Sunderland from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.

Both Sunderland and Celtic announced the deal on their respective official websites late on Friday night.

The Wales international has signed a four-year contract with the Black Cats, having played for four years for the Bhoys.

According to BBC Sport, Sunderland had to pay as much as £2 million in transfer fee for the services of the 23-year-old right-back.

During his time at Celtic Park, the Welshman won the league title four times and established himself as one of the best players in Scotland.

Third bid for Nadir Ciftci

Celtic will make a third bid for Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci, according to The Daily Record.

It has been reported by the Scottish newspaper that the Hoops are determined to sign the 23-year-old this summer despite seeing two offers turned down.

The Bhoys' previous bids of £900,000 and £1 million were rejected by United, according to the report, but the Glasgow outfit remain keen on acquiring the services of Ciftci.

English League One club Wigan Athletic are also interested in the Turkish forward, according to The Daily Record, but the player himself is claimed to favour a move to Celtic due to possible Champions League football next season.

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