Blackpool’s interest in Celtic winger Owen Moffat has increased as manager Michael Appleton outlined via the Blackpool Gazette. The Celtic winger made a handful of appearences last December for the first team, but as Ange’s ambition to improve the squad and bringing in the likes of Jota, a place at the top has become a lot harder to achieve for the Celtic B team star.
A move may be a welcomed for Moffat, as it provides the opportunity for the winger to develop his career with more first team football opportunities away from Celtic. Ewan Henderson left Celtic for similar reasons and is now progressing with his career at Hibs where first team opportunities are opening up for the talented midfielder.
Talking to Blackpool Gazette, Appleton responded to the potential interest regarding Celtic’s Owen Moffat.
“I believe it’s one from a development point of view. I haven’t had many conversations regarding it, if I’m being honest, other than if there was an opportunity would I back it and would I be in favour of it, and the answer was very much,” Michael Appleton stated.
“I don’t want to talk too much about other peoples’ players without having all the knowledge, but I’m aware of the player, I’m aware of the talent. If there was an opportunity and it came about, why wouldn’t we?”
The Blackpool boss, although not saying anything for certain and keeping his cards rather close to his chest, clearly showed an interest for the young Celtic man. However, he did claim that the potential move would be from a ‘development point of view’, meaning that the winger would be an investment for the future.
However, if any deal will result from this is still uncertain, we will have to wait and see.
Ange Postecoglou spoke on Friday about possibly adding one more signing before the window closes on 1 September and added that he is looking at further outgoings with the likes of Moffat, Albian Ajeti, Liam Shaw, Mikey Johnston and James McCarthy all candidates for either loan moves or permanent transfers ahead on the transfer deadline.
Moffat has not been involved with the Celtic B team and has not been anywhere near the first team this season so it seems best for all parties if a transfer is sorted now.