Braafheid seals Celtic loan

Bayern Munich defender makes Parkhead switch

Braafheid: Celtic loan

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Celtic have completed the loan signing of defender Edson Braafheid from Bayern Munich.

As revealed by skysports.com on Sunday, the Holland international had been identified as a transfer target by Bhoys boss Tony Mowbray.

Braafheid has now completed his switch to the Scottish Premier League club and will stay with the Bhoys for the remainder of the season.

The 26-year-old only made the move to the Allianz Arena in the summer from FC Twente but found it tough to settle as Bayern struggled through the opening months of the season.

Team-mate and club captain Mark van Bommel admitted Braafheid has been unfortunate as his arrival coincided with the German giants' difficult spell.

Van Bommel told Bayern's official website: "He's been unlucky. When he played, the team as a whole wasn't playing well.

"You can't play to your potential in those circumstances. He's not been able to show what he can do."

The left-back will fill the void created in Mowbray's backline by Danny Fox's recent departure to Burnley.