Celtic defender admits talks will take place over his career after successful loan spell

Liam Scales admits that he will have a chat with Celtic in the summer over his future at Parkhead as rumours of a permanent move to Aberdeen continue to burn on.

Scales joined the Dons on loan at the start of the season, after failing to force his way into Ange Postecoglou’s immediate plans following a permanent move to Glasgow last January from Shamrock Rovers. The ginger-haired defender star has done well despite the turbulence surrounding Jim Goodwin’s sacking in January, and under Barry Robson the side from the Granite City have slowly but surely climbed up the table into third.

Photo by Stuart Wallace/Shutterstock. Celtic’s on loan defender Liam Scales scores for Aberdeen and celebrates with team mates after his long range looping effort beat theRangers veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor to give Aberdeen a 1-0 lead. Aberdeen v theRangers, Cinch Scottish Premiership, Pittodrie. Aberdeen won the match 2-0.

That is all that is on Scales’ mind now, with the finishing line ever so close for Aberdeen, who are likely to need just one win from three games to secure a third-placed finish after maintaining a five-point gap over Hearts, Hibs and St Mirren.

And he has admitted that there will be talks over his future in the summer, given Celtic will likely play Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt and Yuki Kobayashi ahead of him next season.

Scales, as per Aberdeen Live, said:

I am focused on playing these two games (as he will be ineligible to play against parent club Celtic on the last day of the season). If we can get them out of the way and finish third, then we will take it from there.

I will have a chat with Celtic and my agent to see what is best for me, but I don’t think there is any point in me thinking about it right now with big games coming up.

There will be plenty of time for Aberdeen and Celtic to sort something out over the summer, so it’s not on my mind that much at the moment.

Liam Scales of Celtic celebrates after scoring against Raith Rovers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If Celtic can capture a decent fee for his services, the Irishman could well service his career better at Pittodrie where he is all but guaranteed some game time. The club, as Ange has said throughout, will end the transfer window in a stronger position than they started it – and with Scales at least fourth in the rankings, he could be pushed further down the pecking order if the Aussie keeps his word.

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