With leagues across Europe finishing last weekend a host of Celtic loanees are left wondering if they have any future at the club. Albian Ajeti and Vasilios Barkas, both signed for big money and both under contract for another year, have been told to find another club, as has Ismaila Soro, whose contract also expires next year.
Osaze Urhoghide and Liam Shaw are both 22-years-old and young enough to still have development opportunities ahead, but are unlikely to see Celtic Park action again. Expect them to attract loan and permanent transfer interest. Our Sheffield raids from 2021 have not been fruitful, maybe stick to United next time.
Liam Scales is wanted at Aberdeen on a permanent contract basis, while Johnny Kenny and Yosuke Ideguchi remain on loan until the end of the year.
Adam Montgomery’s season at St Johnstone was fruitful for player and club. Still only 20, Adam will hope to kick-on next season. With Saints staying up, a return to Perth would be good for the player.
Mikey Johnston (24) has another three seasons on his Celtic contract and returns after a year in Portugal, where he was on the periphery of the Vitoria Guimaraes team. On the plus side, he is now a full Ireland international and has that dribble on his highlights reel. His breakthrough season at Celtic started five years ago, since then the positive signs have slowed. He is a player, but it looks unlikely he will return to the fold.