Dunfermline have secured their latest winter window capture, signing striker Jonathan Afolabi from Celtic on a six-month loan deal.

The forward only arrived at Parkhead in the summer. He came to the SPFL from Southampton and has been tipped to have a bright future in Glasgow.

Afolabi has swapped Celtic for Dunfermline. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

That hasn’t come with first-team minutes though. Celtic have now opted to send Afolabi to the Pars, where he will stay until the end of the season.

An Irish youth international, the 20-year-old forward started his career with St. Josephs Boys in his homeland. That caught the eye of Southampton, who moved to secure the striker’s services.


In 73 registered matches for the Saints at youth level, Afolabi scored 16 goals with eight assists. Celtic was to be his next move, joining Neil Lennon’s side on a three-year deal last summer.

He’s now a Fifer. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Now East End Park will be Afolabi’s home until this summer. He could be in line to make his debut this weekend as the Pars travel to Palmerston to face Queen of the South.

Stevie Crawford has already made two loan signings from the Premiership, snapping up Ethan Ross from Aberdeen and Dom Thomas from Kilmarnock.

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