Brighton defender Shane Duffy is ready to hitch boyhood heroes Celtic on mortgage, talkSPORT understands.
Seagulls boss Graham Potter was eager to maintain Duffy however the centre-back expressed a want to go away after being instructed his game-time could be restricted this season following the emergence of academy product Ben White.
Brighton’s chief government Paul Barber instructed talkSPORT: “Shane has been completely magnificent for us, actually from the day he joined.
“He’s a large character on the pitch, he’s a fair larger character off the pitch. He’s liked by everybody on the membership.
“It’s a tough determination for Graham as a result of there are such a lot of centre-backs you may accommodate in a single line-up, however Shane has been magnificent.
“We shall be upset if we do lose him, however we additionally perceive he desires to play soccer.”
In the meantime, Leeds and Chelsea goal Ben White is ready to signal a brand new long-term deal at Brighton, talkSPORT understands.
Whites followers have been determined to see the 22-year-old again at Elland Street for his or her Premier League return on 12 September, having performed an integral function in serving to them get again to the highest flight throughout his season-long mortgage.
However their hopes of seeing the defender in a Whites shirt once more have been shattered with this newest information.