Man United’s Tyler Blackett joins Celtic on season long loan
21-year-old made 12 appearances under Louis van Gaal last term but yet to feature this year
Tyler Blackett has joined Celtic on a season long loan from Manchester United. Photograph: Reuters
The 21-year-old defender has previously had loan spells at Blackpool and Birmingham and could be a replacement for Virgil van Dijk, linked heavily with a move to Southampton.
The announcement was made on the Parkhead club’s website during their Ladbrokes Premiership game with St Johnstone.
The England Under-21 cap was introduced to the home support at the interval to a rousing cheer and was photographed in traditional style, holding a Celtic scarf aloft.
Blackett, who has played once for England Under-21s, signed his first professional deal with United three years ago and had loan spells with Blackpool and Birmingham in the 2013/14 season.