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Joe Ledley completes Crystal Palace switch

Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley. Picture: Robert Perry

Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley. Picture: Robert Perry

CELTIC midfielder Joe Ledley completed a move to Crystal Palace late last night for an undisclosed fee.

Get the latest on all the day’s transfers in the Rumour Mill deadline day blog

Ledley, 27, joined close to the transfer deadline on a three-and-a-half year deal, having won two Scottish Premier League titles and played in the Champions League during time with Celtic.

He began his career at Cardiff City where he made over 250 appearances after his debut in 2004. He joined Celtic as a free agent and scored 30 goals in 153 games in all competitions.

The Eagles announced that the Welsh midfielder had signed for ‘an undisclosed fee, subject to final confirmation from the Premier League.”

Ledley had been offered a new deal at Celtic, with his current contract set to run out this summer.

However, Celtic chose to sell him now rather than let him leave for nothing in the close season, and accepted a bid from the London club yesterday morning.

The former Cardiff City star had trained with Celtic in the morning before travelling to England for talks.

He was one of a number of signings the Selhurst Park club made, joining countryman Wayne Hennessy, defender Scott Dann and Blackpool’s Tom Ince, who signed a loan deal until the end of the season.

 

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