Ali McCann turned out an excellent performance against Galatasaray in the Europa League Qualifiers on Thursday in Istanbul. The 21-year-old has been a consistent performer for Saints, flourishing under Callum Davidson last season as they won both the League Cup and Scottish Cup. Celtic watched McCann on a number of occasions last year, with Steve Brown (Saints Chairman) stating that it would take £2m to sign the player.
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His performance against Galatasaray is impressive but not surprising, McCann has continued to impress at club level as well as for Northern Ireland. The Edinburgh-born youngster could prove to be a long-term midfield stalwart for Celtic, if a move is sanctioned.
With Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham leaving the club this summer and Ryan Christie’s future still up in the air, a move for McCann could prove to be a very shrewd bit of business.