The deal will see the young centre-back stay with the Staggies until the end of the season.
In the Premiership so far this season, County have struggled as they sit in 10th place, with just 20 points from 24 matches played, one point above bottom-placed Hamilton Academical (per BBC).
Following Celtic’s tweet revealing the news, though, lots of supporters aired their frustrations.
So, what did these Celtic fans have to say about Leo Hjelde’s departure on loan to Ross County?
“Want to ship out your management before letting young players go probably better than the ones that aren’t interested”
“Why are we shipping out defenders while Duffy still steals a wage?”
Currently, the Norwegian central defender has until the summer of 2022 on his existing deal with the Hoops (as per Transfermarkt).
Who would you rather have playing in defence for Celtic?
“Stop making a mockery of your loyal paying fans, stop making a mockery of Neil Lennon, stop hiding behind your own failings, stop acting like you can’t see the fan base!”
“Why no start him ahead of Duffy probs do a better job”
Hjelde has been situated in Scotland since the Hoops signed the 17-year-old defender from Norwegian club Rosenborg BK during the summer of 2019.
Since moving to Celtic Park, the defender has not made a single appearance for the Bhoys’ first-team squad.
“Should have sent Duffy and kept Hjelde for the first team.”
As can be seen in these responses from Hoops fans, many of them had frustrations to air after the club shared the news of Hjelde’s departure on loan.