By Tom Blackburn

Celtic have signed 17-year-old Dunfermline striker PJ Crossan in part-exchange for Paul McMullan, it was announced on Monday night.

The Hoops agreed a fee with Dunfermline for the highly rated 17-year-old Crossan, and McMullan has moved the other way on a season-long loan.

McMullan spent the 2015-16 season on loan in the Scottish Championship, where he first played for St Mirren between July and February before joining Morton for the last few months of the season.

The Celtic website announced the deal on Monday evening, with Crossan’s former club wishing the youngster the best of luck.

Dunfermline chairman Ross McArthur, whose side won League One last season, said: “I would like to wish PJ well in his future career at Celtic, which is naturally a fantastic opportunity for him.

“I would also like to thank Celtic for their assistance in this matter to ensure the matter could be resolved amicably.”

The promising young player, who made a couple of first-team appearances for the Pars last season as they secured promotion back to the Championship, has signed a three-year deal with the Glasgow giants.

McMullan has seven Scotland Under-19 appearances to his name, scoring once.

In other Celtic news, a number of big European clubs are lining £1.5million bids for their player and Brendan Rodgers is willing to let him go.