Celtic have managed to secure Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Liam Shaw on a pre-contract agreement, according to reports in the UK.
The 19-year-old’s current deal at Hillsborough expires in the summer and the Hoops have moved quickly to secure the player’s signature ahead of next season. Supporters on Twitter are very sceptical about the decision to sign Shaw. Not much is known about the player and many see it as simply an investment for the future; typical of the transfer policy of the current regime:
That's a lawwell's signing written all over it, buy low sell high, the quicker lawwell goes the better
— Paul Kerr (@Grannochbhoy) February 17, 2021
Can only give him a chance to see what happens. Relatively low cost gamble, sounds like a very similar player to ajer when he first broke through. If we get same results we've won a watch.
— Kevin Hackett (@KevHackett83) February 17, 2021
A new roommate for Luca Connell
— PJM (@pjm_1888) February 17, 2021
Great but our current manager is not known to bring youngsters on
— LindaGrace1967 (@FFriday55) February 16, 2021
Is he going to be another midfielder we play in defence? The plan is- there is no plan.
— a parker (@goodson136_a) February 17, 2021
A Celtic special. A boy that is a midfielder but can deputise at Centre Back. Why not just go out and actually buy a CB when the time comes. Been filling the CB positions with midfielders for about 5 seasons now.
— Dylan Dowie 🍀 (@DylanDowie1888) February 17, 2021
No idea about the lad. Hopefully he gets more of a chance than Connell has had so far. Good luck to him.
— R4tser (@R4tser) February 17, 2021
An exciting young prospect for £300k, don’t see the problem to be honest.
— 𝕋𝔸𝕄🍀🏴 (@Thommybhoy21) February 17, 2021
Shaw has been impressive for Wednesday in the English Championship this season, having started nine league games. The teenager does, though, lack experience having only made 21 appearances in senior football.
The Englishman can play in a couple of positions, though, as he is equally adept playing as a centre-back and in a holding midfield role. Whether he’ll be given first-team opportunities next campaign, though, it remains to be seen.