Virgo pockets Bhoys move
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic have completed the signing of Brighton defender Adam Virgo.Celtic have completed the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion defender Adam Virgo.
The 22-year-old is superbly versatile, having also played in defence and attack, scoring his fair share of goals when leading the line.
The Bhoys have agreed a deal worth up to £1.5 million with The Seagulls, with Virgo agreeing personal terms on his deal on Wednesday.
Hoops boss Gordon Strachan is struggling for defensive options after recent injury problems, but he concedes that Virgo needs to get some pre-season under his belt before he is ready to play.
"Adam's a player I've known about for a few years," said Strachan. "He is still a raw lad, but he has got good potential.
"But he's not really had an opportunity to have a proper pre-season.
"He's not really ready to go straight in."
Virgo was reluctant to leave The Withdean Stadium, but says a move to Celtic was too good to turn down.
"It's a dream come true," said Virgo. "No disrespect to Brighton, they have given me some great years down there, but the offer from Celtic was too good to turn down.
"Being here today was a great experience for me, and signing the contract was a dream.
"It's every boy's ambition to play for a massive team, and Celtic are one of the top teams in the UK and are known all over the world.
"I wouldn't think too many players would turn down an offer from Celtic."