Transfer Latest – Mikey Johnston joins West Brom on loan

Celtic have confirmed that winger Mikey Johnston has joined West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season…

21st November 2023 Aviva Stadium, Dublin,I Republic of Ireland v New Zealand. Mikey Johnston with the cross in front of the New Zealand goal. Photo ActionPlus Peter Fitzpatrick

Albion have signed Celtic winger Mikey Johnston on loan for the remainder of the Sky Bet Championship season, subject to international clearance.

Johnston becomes the Baggies’ third signing of the January transfer window, joining fellow additions Andi Weimann and Callum Marshall in Carlos Corberán’s first-team squad. The 24-year-old attacker has made 92 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish champions, including nine since the start of December. He made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in March 2023 and has now earned eight caps, scoring twice.

And the Glasgow-born wide player cannot wait to get started.

“I want to hit the ground running and make an impact right away,” Mikey said. “I think the deal has been rumbling on since the start of the window, so I’m just happy to get it over the line. Right from the start, the gaffer Carlos Corberán was on to me to get me in. He was telling me all about the way he likes to play and bits about the club.

“I was really keen as soon as I spoke to him. He’s impressive. You know exactly what he needs from you and it’s exactly the type of manager I like to work under.”

22nd March 2023 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland: International Football Friendly, Republic of Ireland versus Latvia Mikey Johnston of Ireland thanking the fans after the full time whistle ActionPlus Peter Fitzpatrick

Head coach Carlos Corberán added: “At the start of the window we identified a need to increase our attacking options, specifically in wide positions.

“Mikey was one of our targets going into this window and we are delighted he is joining us. He is a player with European and international football experience as a winger and, if needed, he also has the qualities required to play as a number 10.

“Mikey has the skill to make a difference in the final third and the fact he has played regularly for Celtic in December and January means he will be able to make an immediate impact here.”


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