LUCA Connell has completed his move from Bolton Wanderers to Celtic and has signed a four-year deal with the Scottish champions.

In a statement on Bolton's website, the club's administrators said that Celtic paid more than they had to to bring Connell to Glasgow.

The statement read: "We took legal advice once Luca submitted his notice of termination.

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"However, the discrepancy in the regulations between England and Scotland meant we had no option but to accept the situation.


"To their credit, Celtic recognised that and have agreed to pay substantially more than the financial obligations in Luca's contract."

The 18-year-old is Celtic's second summer acquisition after Christopher Jullien was unveiled at Celtic Park on Friday afternoon.

Speaking to Celtic TV, Connell described the move as "unbelievable".

Connell said: "It’s unbelievable to sign for such a massive club known all around the world.

“It’s a dream come true. It’s what you dream of when you’re a little boy.”