Celtic youngster joins Albion

Albion have made their first addition to the under-23 squad this summer, after completing a deal for Celtic defender Josh Kerr.

The Amex, Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)
The Amex, Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

The defender, who can play anywhere across the back four, will join for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract, when the transfer window officially opens on June 10.

Brighton under-23s coach Simon Rusk said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to acquire the services of Josh for next season.

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“He will be an excellent addition to the under-23 squad, and his versatility across the back four will be a key asset.

“We are looking forward to welcoming him into the squad for pre-season, and hopefully he can push on and challenge for a place in our first team.”

The 19-year-old leaves Glasgow after spending five years with the Scottish Premier League champions. During his time with the Hoops, Kerr won the SFA Youth Cup, beating Rangers 3-0 in the final, and also played in the UEFA Youth League, where he came up against Barcelona and Manchester City.

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