Dundee completed a nostalgic Deadline Day signing by making Leigh Griffiths’ return to the Scottish Premiership club from Celtic official.
The 31-year-old striker has made over 250 appearances for Celtic but hasn’t been in favour under new manager Ange Postecoglou, despite signing a new one-year deal earlier this summer. He now moves to Dundee – where he played between 2009-2011 – to link up with close friend, James McPake.
Dundee’s manager played with Griffiths at Livingston and Hibs. Griffiths said of the move (Sky): “I’m sick of saying I’ve got points to prove so I’m just going to let my football do the talking. I’ll try and help the team by scoring goals to make sure we’re up that table and make sure I’m playing well.
“James picked up the phone and made me feel wanted and that was a big factor for me. I’ve known him my whole career and I’m looking forward to playing for him. First and foremost my goal record speaks for itself and that’s what I’ve come here to do; score goals and make sure Dundee stay in the league.”
His arrival has pleased plenty of fans at Dens Park. He’s another notable addition under McPake, who has also secured the likes of Charlie Adam, Graham Dorrans and Kane Hemmings during his time as Dens boss.
Great signing for us! 💙
— Deefiant Forums (@DeefiantForum) August 31, 2021
he’s here and he’s beautiful
— Maddoxireland (@MaddoxIrelandd) August 31, 2021
— W I L L⚡️ (@william_rattray) August 31, 2021
Fantastic signing for the Dee..A real top lad & a great team m8 in my time at the Dee..If he can stay clear of injury & get himself fully fit he’s for me the best natural finisher in the SPL…Good Luck Wee Sparky..👏
— jimmy lauchlan (@LauchlanJimmy) September 1, 2021
Griffiths and cummings up top? Plenty Goals will be scored by dundee this season if he gets fit https://t.co/CzJQTyPvCw
— Kieran Skey 🇳🇬 (@Kieranskey99) August 31, 2021
— SPG (@SeanpGallacher) August 31, 2021
— Sergio Carrero (@sergiocarrero8) August 31, 2021
— Ethan Hampton (@EthanHampton11) August 31, 2021
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