Dundee United’s series of summer signings has continued with the capture of Celtic defender Sam Wardrop.
The former Hoops youth captain has agreed a two-year deal with the Tangerines.
Wardrop, a right-back, follows hot on the heels of Wednesday’s signing of left-back Callum Booth from Partick Thistle.
The 20-year-old was linked with United by Courier Sport a fortnight ago and the move has now been confirmed.
Wardrop made his first-team debut for Celtic in a pre-season friendly against French side Lyon last summer and spent last season out on loan at Dumbarton, where he played 22 times for the Sons.
Ironically, he will replace another Parkhead youngster, Anthony Ralston, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Tannadice.
United boss Csaba Laszlo said: “Sam is an athletic and energetic defender who likes to get forward and attack the opposition.
“I am pleased that we have secured his signing.
“We must build a squad capable of winning the Ladbrokes Championship, and he will be an important part of the squad next season.”