CELTIC winger Owen Moffat has joined Blackpool on a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old Hoops starlet has agreed a three-year deal at the Championship outfit with a 12-month option.

Moffat, who played a cameo role in the Hoops’ 2-1 Premier Sports League Cup Final triumph over Hibs six days before Christmas, said: “I’m really happy to sign for Blackpool.

GREEN FOR GO…Owen Moffat has agreed a permanent switch to Blackpool.

“The club has been interested for a few weeks now and it’s good to get the deal done. I want to put some good performances in for the Development Squad and see what happens.

“Hopefully, I can push on into the first-team squad.”

Moffat’s game time at the champions would have been severely restricted with Filipe Jota, Liel Abada, Daizen Maeda, James Forrest and new £1.7million recruit Sead Haksabanovic ahead of him in the queue for places on the flank with Ange Postecoglou’s men.

The youngster will initially team up with Stephen Dobbie’s development squad as he attempts to make the breakthrough to the top side at Bloomfield Road.

Academy director Ciaran Donnelly, speaking to Lancs Live, said: “Our recruitment team have watched a lot of Owen and he was identified as a player that would be an excellent addition to our Development Squad.

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“He’s had an excellent football education at a top club and academy in Celtic and we are really pleased that he has decided to continue his development with us.

“We are grateful for the excellent co-operation throughout from Celtic, particularly from Darren O’Dea and Academy Director Chris McCart.”

Mikey Johnston, who also played in the Cup victory over the Easter Road club in December, could follow Moffat through the Parkhead exit before Thursday night’s transfer deadline.

The 23-year-old touchline star has dropped down the pecking order with boss Postecoglou believed to be open to a loan move for the former Scotland Under-21 international.

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