The ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 21-year-old’s arrival has been “really good business yet again” for the Hoops.
O’Riley has started four out of a possible five games since signing for Celtic from MK Dons in January.
The midfielder scored his first goal for the club during a battling 3-2 win over Aberdeen on Wednesday (9 February).
As quoted by Football Scotland (10 February), O’Riley insisted he “wants to reach the very top” with Celtic, and reflected on the “amazing” feeling of notching his first Hoops strike.
When asked if O’Riley’s capture is another win for Celtic’s recruitment team, Kenny told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury:
“Yeah, absolutely – he’s barely missed a minute since coming in.
“I’ve praised Celtic’s
transfer business before. Less than £2million – you can barely get fuel for
that price these days!
“Wow, what a signing. Everyone they’ve brought in seems to be paying off for them, and it just shows how brilliantly the recruitment team and the manager is doing.
“It’s just really good business yet again and I’m sure Celtic will be thrilled.”
O’Riley had registered seven goals and five assists in 26 League One games this term before his Parkhead move last month.
The Fulham academy graduate has already notched two assists for Celtic in addition to his maiden goal.
Yosuke Ideguchi, Daizen Maeda, Johnny Kenny, and Reo Hatate also made the move to the green half of Glasgow during last month’s window.
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