Celtic Sign Charlie Mulgrew From Aberdeen On A Free

24-year-old returns to Parkhead after a four-year hiatus...
Celtic have signed full-back Charlie Mulgrew on a free transfer from Aberdeen, bringing the defender back to Parkhead after four years.

The 24-year-old originally came through the Bhoys youth academy and signed a professional contract in 2002, but four years without breaking into the first-team meant that he had to be loaned out to Dundee United in 2006 to gain some experience.

A successful time at Tannadice saw Mulgrew feature on a regular basis, scoring two goals through free-kicks, which were some of his earliest exploits on his way to becoming a deadball specialist.

The versatile left-back - who can also play as a left winger - then returned to Parkhead in the hope of carving out a place in the first-team, but was instead shipped away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on a permanent transfer that was part of the deal that saw Lee Naylor move the other way.

Ironically, it is now Naylor who has left the Glaswegian giants upon expiry of his contract, with Mulgrew making a return to his boyhood club.

He has now put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Hoops.

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