Shane Duffy seems to have left Celtic earlier than the top of the season after thanking followers and gamers for his or her help throughout his mortgage spell from Brighton.
Celtic paid a mortgage payment of just below £2m and round £25,000 of Duffy’s £45,000-a-week wages when signing the defender from Brighton for the 2020-21 season.
The 29-year-old went on to make 27 appearances, however he has not performed since February 14 and had been set to overlook Celtic’s final two Scottish Premiership matches by means of damage.
Celtic are but to verify Duffy’s departure, however the Republic of Eire worldwide addressed the exit on Instagram, the place he admitted it has been a “robust 12 months” on and off the sphere.
Duffy confronted criticism for a few of his performances, which former Celtic boss Neil Lennon known as “hysterical” and “ridiculous” final 12 months, whereas the participant additionally highlighted circumstances of on-line abuse he obtained in each February and March.
“Grateful for the chance to get the possibility to play for a membership that many dream about doing,” Duffy mentioned on Instagram.
“Because of the supporters and the gamers for serving to me by means of a troublesome 12 months on and off the sphere.
“Not many know what goes on behind the scenes. Time to hit restart button and get myself sorted. Celtic soccer membership will at all times have a spot in my coronary heart.”
Two of Duffy’s 27 appearances got here within the delayed 2019-20 Scottish Cup.
He performed all 90 minutes of the semi-final win over Aberdeen, after which began the penalty-shootout victory over Hearts within the closing in December.