Celtic have confirmed the signing of Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Liam Shaw after agreeing compensation for the 20-year-old with the Owls.
It is officially the Hoops’ first capture of the summer, despite the deal being in the offing for a number of months, and supporters on Twitter have mixed feelings about the transfer:
— EoinRL ? (@RlEoin) June 15, 2021
— Ben (@BenD1967) June 15, 2021
Ngl I don’t know who he is
— jack hannah (@jackhannah18881) June 15, 2021
Next Luca Connell
— marcus (@marcus1967__) June 15, 2021
Look forward to seeing what he does but this isn’t a new signing??
— Laura (@lolasdandelions) June 15, 2021
— G (@gjmac1979) June 15, 2021
If he is we are in trouble.
— Daniel (@danielcassidy67) June 15, 2021
All the best Liam , there’s a position available in midfield go make it your own ??
— ᴹᵃᵗᵗ ᴾʳᵉⁿᵗⁱᶜᵉ (@PrenticeMatt) June 15, 2021
He’ll finish next season on loan to league 2 club.
— JD (@JPDOwl) June 15, 2021
Fans should probably hold off from making any definitive judgements about the player until he is given a number of runouts in the green and white hoops.
Of course, there are no guarantees that Shaw will make it as a regular first-team starter. The midfielder has only made 28 senior appearances in his career, with four of those being National League games for Chesterfield during a loan spell.
However, the fact that Wednesday were so frustrated to lose Shaw with his contract expiring suggests they know they’ve lost a player with big potential. It will be hoped that he can show his abilities in a Celtic shirt in the not too distant future.