Official: Celtic agree terms of defender deal
By Alex Stevens
Saidy Janko has joined Barnsley on loan from Celtic until the end of the season, it was announced on Wednesday night.
The Scottish giants revealed on their official website and Twitter account that the right-back will spent the entire 2016-17 campaign at the Championship club.
Celtic have decided to loan out Janko, 20, even though he has featured in seven matches already for the club this season under new manager Brendan Rodgers.
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The defender joined Celtic last summer from Manchester United but an ankle injury limited him to just 13 appearances in his first season.
Janko has begun the new season in the team and helped Rodgers’ side qualify for the Champions League group stages for the first time in three years.
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But he has been deemed surplus to requirements by Rodgers and Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom is pleased to have acquired a player of such pedigree.
“I’m delighted to welcome Saidy to Oakwell as he represents a huge signing for the football club,” Heckingbottom told the official Barnsley website.
“Not only has he progressed through one of the most prestigious youth systems in England at Manchester United, but he’s also performed on some of the biggest stages in European football.”
In other Celtic transfer news, the club’s defender deal collapsed at the eleventh hour on deadline day.