Celtic Told They Could Stand To Earn £3M For Selling Player Who Isn’t Even At The Club

Celtic could sell winger Mikey Johnston for as much as £3m this summer, according to pundit Carlton Palmer.

Speaking to Football League World, the former England international said that the 24-year-old will be in high demand after a successful loan spell at West Bromwich Albion:

“He’s having a fabulous time at West Brom, and he’s enjoying his football there. He’s still currently got his contract at his parent club at Celtic.”

“There is no fee being written to his contract, so who knows whether West Brom would be able to afford him with the new owners they’ve got in. I think Celtic will be looking at least £2m or £3m given his form.”

Johnston has been in great form

Since moving to the Baggies in the last couple of days of the January transfer window, the Republic of Ireland international has put in some eye-catching displays.

In just 9 appearances for West Brom, Johnston has hit the back of the net 6 times, as well as contributing a single assist. If he continues in that vein for the rest of the campaign, there will be countless teams both in England and in other countries trying to secure his services.

Celtic are in a good position to raise funds from the player’s departure

As Palmer points out, Johnston still has more than two years remaining on his contract at Parkhead so there will be no need to sell him on the cheap at the end of the season.

Considering his form, manager Brendan Rodgers may be tempted to keep him but, based on the winger’s past performances for Celtic (which have been patchy, to say the least), the Scottish champions may be better off cashing in and raising as much money as possible from his sale while his value is close to its peak.

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.