Celtic have agreed a pre-contract deal with highly rated youngster Liam Shaw. The Englishman, 19, has just a few months remaining on his deal with the Yorkshire side and this means that Celtic could sign him for a small development fee. Now, Yorkshire Live are reporting that the player has agreed a pre-contract deal with the 9IAR Champions.
With 15 appearances this season, Shaw can play central midfield as well as centre back and will arrive for a fee believed to be in the region of £300k for his development. Sheffield Wednesday were desperate to sign him on a new deal but the attraction to Celtic was clearly too much for the youngster.
In recent seasons, Celtic have signed players like Jeremie Frimpong, Lee O’Connor, Jonathan Afolabi and Luca Connell using the cross border rule. Enticing players to a club of Celtic’s stature is one thing but bringing them through the ranks is another. Jeremie Frimpong is the only player that has really made a mark on the first team since arriving from one of the Premier League academies; although it is an emerging market.
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Liam Shaw has agreed a pre-contract with Celtic.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) February 16, 2021