Celtic could add to Liam Shaw transfer as talented striker emerges as a free transfer option

You have to think that any major transfers will need to wait until a new manager and sporting director have been appointed, but it still makes sense to add talented young players if they become available.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Shaw has already been snapped up due to the cross-border rules that allow Celtic to negotiate with players in the last six months of their deal, and a report from The Mirror has indicated that Wigan striker Kyle Joseph could be next.

He’s been one of the rare bright lights in a tough season for Wigan, while his goal return of five in fourteen games is admirable for a young player in a struggling team.

He’s still raw and would be a developmental prospect, but he has the potential to be a very good all-round striker and he’s represented Scotland at youth level so it’s a move that would make sense.

The report indicates that his contract is up at the end of the season and there’s no sign of an extension coming, so he would be available on a free transfer if Celtic can agree terms.

The report also suggests that Arsenal are interested but they would need to pay a fee or compensation to make the move happen, so you would think Wigan would be pushing him to go in that direction if he does leave.

He’s unlikely to go straight into the first team so he could be signed without worrying about what the new manager would think, and his talent suggests it’s worth taking a punt on him.

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