Celtic seal Boerrigter deal

Celtic have completed the signing of Ajax winger Derk Boerrigter on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Last Updated: 31/07/13 at 09:51 Post Comment

Derk Boerrigter: Ajax winger has signed for Celtic

Derk Boerrigter: Ajax winger has signed for Celtic

The 26-year-old becomes Neil Lennon's fourth signing of the summer and could make his debut in the UEFA Champions League against Elfsborg on Wednesday if international clearance comes through in time.

Boerrigter played for FC Twente at youth levels before joining Ajax in 2006, but he left after a season on loan with Haarlem and returned in 2011 after spells with FC Zwolle and RKC Waalwijk.

He played 47 times for Ajax in his second stint, scoring 12 goals, and he did enough to earn his first call to the Netherlands side, but he was unable to take it up because of a back injury.

Boerrigter joins fellow Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk, Amido Balde and Steven Mouyokolo as new faces in the Celtic squad ahead of their title defence.

Lennon said: "He is the type of player we have been looking for, for a while. He is a very fast, direct, left-footed player who has goals in him with his left and right foot.

"He is also very powerful. He has good experience and he has played at a high level for the last two or three years."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Manuel Pellegrini looks for Manchester City reaction to derby defeat

Manuel Pellegrini wants Manchester City to show their class and rebound from derby defeat when they face West Ham.

Jamie Carragher accuses John Terry of 'tactical voting'

Jamie Carragher has accused Chelsea captain John Terry of "tactical voting" in regards to the PFA Player of the Year award.

Newcastle's John Carver admits need for positive result against Spurs

John Carver is looking for results rather than performances as he attempts to halt Newcastle United’s alarming dip in form.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company