Celtic have announced the signing of St.Mirren playmaker Lewis Morgan on a four and a half year deal, on a fee reportedly around £300,000. The 21-year-old becomes Brendan Rodgers’ second signing of the January transfer window but will be loaned back to the Championship leaders until the end of the season as the Paisley side look to secure promotion to the Premiership.

The former Rangers youth player was an integral part of Jack Ross’ side this season, making 102 appearances and scoring 24 goals in all competitions, since he broke into the side in September 2014 in the 2-1 defeat to then-Ronny Deila’s Celtic.

He said: "I can't wait to get started in the summer. Obviously, I have a duty to St Mirren to go back and hopefully have a positive second half of the season with them. And then I can't wait to get going.

"It's probably been one of the worst kept secrets in Scottish football, but it has not really affected me. I have been at peace with my decision for the last couple of months. Once I found peace with that, my performances have been on the up.

"When a club like Celtic comes along, I don't think you can turn it down. I think it speaks for itself. There was only ever going to be one choice. The manager here has been great for young players and the development of young players. I'm sure it will benefit me as well and I can't wait to work with all his coaching staff."