Irish player Lee O’Connor moves to Tranmere on permanent deal after frustrating time at Celtic

25/01/2022 15:30:00

Lee O'Connor leaves Celtic

Lee O'Connor leaves Celtic

Ireland international Lee O'Connor has cut his ties with Celtic after a frustrating spell with the Parkhead club and has signed a permanent deal with League Two side Tranmere Rovers.

'Connor, capped once at senior level by Mick McCarthy, had high hopes when he left Manchester United and joined Celtic on a four-year contract in 2019 but was unable to make the breakthrough with the Bhoys. Initially loaned out to Partick Thistle, he joined Tranmere on loan at the start of last season, and after a brief spell back at Celtic, he rejoined Tranmere, again on loan, at the start of this campaign.

And Rovers have now managed to secure his services on a long-term deal. “I’m delighted. It was something I’ve wanted to do for a while as I’ve loved my time here so far. I’ve really felt at home since my first day. Not only am I enjoying it personally but I think I’m developing really well and I just want to continue that," O'Connor (21) said.

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