Former Rangers Academy prospect Liam Burt has signed a two-year deal with rivals Celtic after a successful trial period.
The once highly rated Rangers youth was deemed surplus to requirements as his contract expired at the end of this season.
After Burt, 20, shared a video of himself approaching Celtic’s training ground earlier in the transfer window, our Old Firm rivals have announced him on a two-year deal.
Highly-rated midfielder, Liam Burt, has joined #CelticFC on a two-year contract! 🍀⚪️
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 6, 2019
Interestingly, Liam Burt was originally released by the Celtic Academy before joining Rangers.
The midfielder made three appearances in total for Rangers after making his first-team debut against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship in March 2016.
But Burt would go on to have two unconvincing loan spells in the Scottish Championship with Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic.
He was one of five youth players released in May and Rangers clearly felt that he hadn’t done enough to make it into the first team.
But Celtic appear willing to take a risk on him in what has got to be one of the strangest transfers in recent seasons.
Should he manage to break through into the first team at Celtic, he’ll become the first player since Kenny Miller and Steven Pressley to play for Celtic after playing for Rangers.