Former Celtic defender Glenn Loovens thinks the Hoops have made a shrewd move to sign Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Liam Shaw.
The deal has yet to be officially confirmed but Loovens, who also played for Wednesday for five years, says Shaw has a huge amount of potential:
“I think Celtic have probably got a bargain with this guy. Liam was quite young when I was at Sheffield Wednesday, so he wasn’t involved when I was in the first team. But I’ve seen him at least twice this year playing at centre-half and I thought he looked really good. From then on I started following him a little bit. He is a guy with potential and he’s still very young, so he still has room to grow.”
Shaw’s contract expires in June and Celtic will only have to pay £300,000 due to the fact it is a cross-border transfer. It is a similar deal to the one that saw Moussa Dembele move from Fulham in 2016.
Whether the deal for Shaw turns out as well as the Frenchman’s, it remains to be seen, but Loovens appears convinced that the Hoops have made the right decision.
Shaw has played 15 games in all competitions for Sheffield Wednesday this season, scoring one goal and contributing one assist. Most of his appearances have been as a midfielder but from what Loovens says, they could have a decent centre-half on their hands as well.