Celtic Academy – Contracts Update

Over the close season Celtic FC were delighted to announce contract extensions for a number of our young players, while several of our Academy players have signed their first professional contract with the club.

Stephen Welsh signed a new there-year contract extension that will see him remain at the club until at least the summer of 2023. The 20-year-od defender, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Morton, has also made his first team debut For Celtic.

Neil Lennon selected him for the Premiership game against Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park back in February this year and he enjoyed an impressive debut as the Hoops won 4-1.

Also signing three-year contract extensions were Adam Montgomery (forward), Brody Paterson (forward), Matthew Anderson (defender) and Adam Brooks (forward), while Paul Kennedy (midfielder) has signed one-year contract extension.

And congratulations go to the following five players who have signed their first professional contracts with Celtic. Ben McPherson (defender), Bruno Davidson (midfielder), MacKenzie Carse (midfielder), Dylan Corr (defender), Joe Morrison (goalkeeper) and Ts’oanelo Lets’osa (midfielder) have all signed three-year contracts, while Joseph Murphy (midfielder) has signed a two-year contract.

Everyone at Celtic offers best wishes to all of these young players for their futures with the club.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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