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LIAM SHAW DEAL INVESTIGATED

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CELTIC-BOUND Liam Shaw’s pre-contract agreement is under investigation by Sheffield Wednesday.

The Hoops announced the move for the 19-year-old midfielder or central defender last month, as CQN reported.

Shaw was coming to the end of his deal at the Yorkshire outfit when the Parkhead club swooped to arrange a switch that would see the Championship side pick up £300,000 in a cross-border transfer.

It is an identical situation to the once which involved Moussa Demeble when he joined Celtic from Fulham in the summer of 2016.

However, the Hillsborough club’s owner Dejphon Chansiri has blasted the teenager’s agent following the agreement and the club appear to be considering the next step.

A club statement confirmed they would be taking action following an alleged shutdown in communication with the Glasgow outfit.

It read: “Sheffield Wednesday can confirm that midfielder Liam Shaw has signed a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Premiership side Celtic.

“We are currently investigating this matter and will consider if there are any further steps available to protect the club’s interest. “It was not our intention to place this development into the public domain out of respect to all parties concerned.

“However, we were contacted by Celtic informing the club of their intention to formally confirm this development, which was revealed by the former Celtic manager in a media briefing.

“Both clubs exchanged statements in advance of a coordinated release but Celtic have since ceased correspondence to this end.

“Shaw remains a Sheffield Wednesday player until the expiry of his current contract and will be available for selection for the remainder of the season.

“We will make no further comment at this time.”

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