By Noel Whelan

6th Jul, 2021 | 9:57am

'Mouthwatering' Urhoghide arrival heralds Rangers-like rebuild at Celtic - Whelan

Noel Whelan claims it was a “no brainer” for Celtic to raid Sheffield Wednesday for Osaze Urhoghide.

The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists the defender’s arrival signals the real start of the Hoops’ rebuild.

Celtic announced the signing of Urhoghide on a four-year deal on July 1st.

The 19-year-old made 16 appearances for Wednesday last season as they were relegated to League One.

He was brought into the fold during the second half of the season as the Owls’ predicament worsened.

Whelan insists Urhoghide could prove to be a bargain signing for Celtic as there is some good young talent at Hillsborough.

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“That’s Celtic capitalising on a Championship side with young players who have just gone down to League One,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“It’s a no brainer for me, to dip into that pond. Wednesday only went down by the skin of their teeth.

“They also have a good academy set-up and there are some good players there.

“They have taken a financial fit and there are some real bargains there.

“Celtic got in there quickly because they know they need defenders. The prospect of a young player like Urhoghide going to Celtic Park to play football is massive.

“I don’t think you could ever turn down Celtic if you’ve just been relegated or if you’re in the Championship.

“It’s a mouthwatering prospect. There’s still Champions League football there.

“There are lots of plus points at the club and this could be the start of their rebuild, a bit like Rangers a few years ago.”

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