With several in the squad reluctant to extend their stay at the club beyond 2022 it was encouraging to read 19-year-old Sheffield Wednesday player, Liam Shaw’s, drive and sense of purpose at joining Celtic from 1 July.
Liam’s teenage years followed that of Kristofer Ajer, central mid-cum-central defender, I expect him to fill the latter role at Celtic. Wednesday are considering legal options regarding this transfer, which falls into Moussa Dembele’s Fulham-to-Celtic category, which saw the player cross the border for training development compensation. A deal within England would have cost an actual transfer fee.
Sheffield Wednesday fans are less than impressed with their club for failing to convince a fan of the club to stay. It is a tough one, but this is modern football. Players move, irrespective of who they support. If they have the drive to succeed at the top of the game, childhood dreams are not going to stop them. We have known this to our cost.
You will never hear this from a player but speak to an agent. If the player has talent, he is moving to the best career option available. Enjoy your final months in Yorkshire, Liam. Lennoxtown will be a changed place when you arrive.