Celtic sign Saidy Janko from Manchester United


Celtic have announced the signing of Manchester United defender Saidy Janko on a four year deal.

Talks between Celtic, Janko and Manchester United took place last week and over the weekend, with the signing officially being announced on Wednesday afternoon – subject to passing a medical.

In a statement via the official club website, a Celtic spokesperson said: “Celtic Football Club can confirm that it has completed the signing of Saidy Janko from Manchester United on a four year contract, subject to receiving satisfactory medical results which should hopefully be with the Club tomorrow morning.”

Janko signed for United by then-manager David Moyws two years ago for £700,000 from FC Zurich, but only managed one senior appearance for the Old Trafford side in the 4-0 League Cup defeat to MK Dons- playing 45 minutes.

He spent the second half of last season at Bolton under former Celtic manager Neil Lennon – scoring on his debut in the 3-1 win over Fulham.

Janko’s signing means there are now currently four right backs at Celtic – Mikael Lustig, Adam Matthews, Darnell Fisher and now Janko. However Matthews has been linked with a move to QPR recently and Mikael Lustig has had injury worries.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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