Celtic are reportedly looking at raiding Sheffield Wednesday to sign teenage talent Liam Shaw on a pre-contract basis, after the versatile star entered the final six months of his current contract – and Wednesday fans have responded on Twitter.
Shaw, 19, has broken into the Championship side’s first team this season, clocking up 12 appearances in all competitions. He has now played 14 times for the Owls, having made his debut for the second-tier outfit last season.
The teenager can play in midfield and at centre-back, and even scored in a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough earlier this month. But Wednesday are already in danger of losing the youngster, with his contract expiring at the end of June.
The Athletic claim Celtic are looking at the Championship for new talent, with Preston North End duo Ben Davies and Ben Pearson being strongly linked. Now, Shaw’s name has jumped onto Celtic’s shortlist, given his contract situation.
Celtic, as a non-English side, can sign Shaw this month for nothing – or a nominal fee – on a pre-contract basis. It can see Celtic get him now, but the player will only arrive at Parkhead when his contract ends. English clubs have to wait until the summer.
Supporters of the Yorkshire side responded on Twitter to the reported news that Celtic are interested in their young talent. Many believe he Wednesday are making a mistake if they let him go, while one fan says it would be a “great move for him”.
In terms of the Liam Shaw to Celtic rumours. Him leaving #SWFC on a free transfer would be nothing short of a disaster. By all means I'd be happy to gouge Celtic for a hefty fee with generous sell on clause but the compensation offered for bosman U24s is disgraceful.
— Owls Analytics (@AnalyticsOwls) January 25, 2021
It's scandalous if this is true and happens. Chansiri should put something out to inform the fans what's going on. This needs to be dealt with now. If he isn't picked to play for us again and nothing is said this week just alienate fans even more than he already has…
— FPL MattSWFC (@MattrpSwfc) January 25, 2021
Be a great move for him if so.
— Kristopher Cousins (@KristopherCous4) January 25, 2021
Be mad to lose shaw. #swfc hoping they are rumours. Sign him up and loan him if they cant use him now.
— Snowjnki (@snowjnki) January 26, 2021
Ridiculous that the club have let his contract run down. Be gutted if we lost him.
— Paul (@LifeIsPeachy82) January 26, 2021
We need to get his contract sorted now
— Simon Whittaker (@simonwhittaker1) January 26, 2021