Playmaker (With 13 Goal Contributions This Season) Backed For Free Transfer After Celtic Scouting Mission

Celtic target Callum O’Hare is “more than likely” to leave Coventry City when his contract expires this summer, according to Carlton Palmer.

Speaking to Football League World, the former England international said that the playmaker looks set to part company with his current club on a free transfer after deciding not to sign a new deal:

“One player who has been attracting a lot of attention is Callum O’Hare. Three La Liga clubs are looking at him. Celtic and Rangers are also said to be keen on the 25-year-old too. He’s yet to sign a new contract at Coventry and his current deal is set to expire in the summer. He’s had an outstanding season, and it’s very unlikely now, with so few games left, that he’ll sign a new deal.”

“He’s scored nine goals in his last 15 games. He’s been bang in form, and it’s a shame that they haven’t been able to tie him down, but I understand why they didn’t. He’s a player who has suffered a lot with injuries. He was offered a new contract, and a good contract at that, but he wants to keep his option open at the end of the season. Unless they are promoted to the Premier League, I feel that it’s more than likely that Callum O’Hare will play his football in pastures new come next season.”

Celtic scouts watched O’Hare last week

Reports in the English press claim that the Hoops had representatives watching the midfielder during Coventry’s 2-1 defeat to West Brom on Friday night.

Scouts are unlikely to have been impressed by O’Hare’s performance, though, as he was hooked at half-time by manager Mark Robins.

The midfielder has been in good form this campaign

As Palmer rightly points out, though, O’Hare has had an impressive season for Coventry overall. As well as scoring 9 goals, he has contributed 4 assists in 25 appearances.

Considering the fact that he is available on a free, it is not a surprise that Celtic and plenty of other clubs are weighing up whether to recruit him.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.