DUNFERMLINE have signed Celtic youngster Paul McMullan on a season-long loan deal but confirmed PJ Crossan will move to the Scottish champions.

The Pars have announced that the 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a temporary arrangement to become their fourth summer signing following the additions of Nat Wedderburn, Lee Ashcroft and Gavin Reilly.

McMullan enjoyed spells on loan with Athletic's Championship rivals St Mirren and Greenock Morton last season and can play either in midfield or up front.

Heading out of East End Park is teen striker Crossan, who will switch to Parkhead after the clubs agreed a compensation agreement.

Speculation had suggested that the Pars were set to land a six-figure windfall, but chairman Ross McArthur said that was not the case.

He said: "I would like to wish PJ well in his future career at Celtic, which is naturally a fantastic opportunity for him. I would also like to thank Celtic for their assistance in this matter to ensure the matter could be resolved amicably. However, the only disappointing aspect is the wholly inaccurate reporting in recent days relating to the agreed compensation figure, which will remain confidential. This is at a time, when our particular club, continues to need the support of our wider community and fan base, and such misleading information is extremely unhelpful."

Crossan, 17, made his debut for the Pars in a 6-1 win over Stranraer last season after emerging through the club's youth system.

He set up the clinching third goal in the title-winning match with Brechin City in March and has been capped for Scotland at under-17 level.

Dunfermline offered him a new deal in March but he has decided to move to his boyhood heroes.