There’s some good news and some bad news with regards to a potential Shane Duffy to Celtic transfer.

A MailSport report claims the player is keen to join his boyhood heroes and help the march towards ten. However, Brighton want a massive loan fee for the player’s services.

In today’s Mail Sport as cited by the Daily Record, the seaside club want a £2m loan fee from Celtic to take the player.

That is a fairly large outlay for the club for someone coming in on-loan. The defender wants to come which is half the battle but Celtic will have to talk Brighton down from their current loan price.

Shane is the perfect answer for Neil Lennon’s 3-5-2 formation. A player who is no-nonsense, who will get his hands dirty and the meet the ball to the guys who can move the team forward.

We’re hoping this one doesn’t drag on, but it feels like any Celtic transfer deal drags before its conclusion.