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Griffiths To Celtic Completed


21:00 31st January 2014

Striker moves back to Scotland


Leigh Griffiths has moved to Scottish Premiership side Celtic for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old international striker travelled up to Glasgow this morning and has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract.

Both clubs are now finalising international clearance via FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (TMS) but all the terms of the deal have been agreed.

Griffiths joined Wolves in January, 2011, but spent much of his first two years at the club enjoying successful loan spells with Hibernian.

He had scored 13 goals so far this season from 31 total appearances, but had found first team opportunities limited in recent weeks and Wolves have brought in strikers Leon Clarke and Nouha Dicko during the current transfer window.

The lure of playing for Celtic was always going to be a strong one for Griffiths, and he has now sealed the switch to the current league leaders.

“The possibility of Leigh joining Celtic has been much publicised for some time now,” said Head Coach Kenny Jackett.

“With his family situation and the children he has up in Scotland, reluctantly we have agreed it is the right move for all concerned.

“We hope we can finish this season off strongly and then Leigh will have contributed to a successful season.

“It has been a fairly brief stay at Wolves but that sometimes happens with centre forwards who move on.

“The deal is a good one for us and we can now move on with fresh players.”

Wolves would like to thank Leigh for his efforts and wish him well for the future.



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