Motherwell captain and Scotland Internationalist Declan Gallagher has rejected a move to MLS in favour of seeing out his contract with the hope of sealing a move to Celtic, according to the Daily Record. The player has been linked with EFL Championship teams as well as Dundee United but is increasingly likely to leave Motherwell.
Gallagher was believed to be unwilling to move his young family but the links to his boyhood team will have had him on high alert to keep working away and he will hope that he can showcase that he is good enough for Celtic.
Gallagher, 29, started his career at Celtic before moving to Clyde then Dundee before Livi. An off-field incident probably hampered any hopes of Gallagher reaching the top of the game but through hard work, he has moved onto become an integral part of the Scotland National Team under Steve Clarke.
Celtic were linked with a move for Gallagher in the January window but the 9IAR Champions opted against signing the player, deciding to continue with the three fit defenders – Welsh, Ajer and Duffy. However, the summer will likely see a change in the personnel with a number of players likely to leave though Gallagher would be cheap, he likely wouldn’t be top of the supporter’s wish lists for new signings, especially when Gallagher is part of one of the worst defences in the league.