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Last Updated: Friday, 12 August 2005, 16:56 GMT 17:56 UK
Fernandez moves on to Tannadice
David Fernandez trains with his Celtic team-mates
David Fernandez had a year to run of his Celtic contract
Dundee United have signed out-of-favour attacking midfielder David Fernandez from Celtic on a three-year contract.

The 29-year-old made just one substitute appearance for Celtic last season and had been linked with moves to Cardiff and Plymouth.

United manager Gordon Chisholm said: "He is an extremely creative midfielder, with a habit of scoring important goals.

"He will provide us with further options in this area."

Former club Livingston were also reportedly interested in bringing the Spaniard back to Almondvale.

But Fernandez, who made made just eight starts for Celtic since signing for 1.25m, has opted for a fresh start at Tannadice.

"Although David has not played regular first team football for a while, we all know what he is capable of from his spells at Livingston," added Chisholm.

"I feel it is important to be selective in adding players to the squad and David is undoubtedly another quality signing to add to the close season acquisitions of Derek Stillie and Lee Miller.

"He'll take time to settle in but I'm sure he will become an important player for Dundee United."

Fernandez first arrived in Scotland in 1999, being recruited by Steve Archibald for Airdrieonians after leaving his local club, Deportivo La Coruna.

A successful first season won the Spaniard a move to Livingston and, a year later, he was on his way to Celtic Park.

He returned on loan to Livingston but spent last season in Celtic's reserves.


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