Celtic Leading The Race To Sign This Talented Irish Midfielder: What Will He Bring To Lennon’s Squad?

According to the reports from Daily Mail, Celtic are reportedly leading the race to sign Bolton Wanderers’ young talent Luca Connell. Celtic can sign him for as little as £240,000 as the player only signed an academy contract extension recently with Bolton who are in administration right now.

Bolton got relegated to the League One, and they are set to begin with a 12 point penalty which would make it tough for them to even survive in the English third tier. All this can work in Celtic’s favour as they are likely to land the 18-year-old star on a bargain. A handful of English clubs were also interested in his signature including some Premier League teams as well.

Connell enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for his side as he managed to make 12 appearances for his Bolton in all competitions. At just 18, he often looked like their brightest player on the pitch, and it was no surprise to see some top flight clubs chasing him.

What will Connell bring to Parkhead?

The Irishman is a defensive midfielder who can play as a left back or as a left midfielder as well. He played his first few games as a left wing-back, but after a few games, it became clear that his on the ball qualities could be utilised much better in a central role. Connell can carry the ball from the back and pick out his man with some neat passes. The youngster can form a good base of attack for his team, dictating play from deep areas.

One for the future

However, he is still quite young, and he would need to work on the physical side of his game as well. If Celtic go on to sign him, then we don’t see him as a first-team option straight away.

He might have to bide some time with the youth and reserve team before he could settle in the Premiership. Nevertheless, once he does that, he can be a top player to have as is showcasing immense potential at 18.

Good move for everyone

Celtic have had a history of acquiring and promoting young players and signing this u-19 Ireland international could be a big boost for the club as he is touted to have a big future. For the price, it is almost a no brainer for them to go all out and secure his signature. Connell too should be delighted to move to Glasgow as he is more likely to get first team chances at Celtic Park than at Premier League clubs.

Loading...
The following two tabs change content below.

Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Share This Article

Manchester United Identify Premier League Ace As Wan-Bissaka Alternative: Right Choice By Solskjaer?

Next Story »

Leeds United Expected To Sign This Premier League Ace On Season Long Loan: Decent Bet For Bielsa?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Has Harry Maguire Solved Manchester United’s Defensive Problems?

    5 days ago

    In a summer that saw £1.41bn spent on transfers in the Premier League, one move stood out from the rest for several reasons. Harry Maguire is a ...

    Read More
  • Strength And Weakness Of This New Leeds United Signing And Where Will He Fit Into Bielsa’s Plans?

    2 months ago

    Leeds United have confirmed that they had completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese winger Helder Costa. The winger has joined initially on a year-long loan deal, but ...

    Read More
  • With Hay Confirming Forward Is Close To Joining Leeds United, We Do A Scout Report On The Player

    2 months ago

    Leeds United squandered a glorious opportunity to return to the top flight despite enjoying a boisterous start to their 2018-19 campaign. But a lack of depth, as ...

    Read More
  • A Full Profile On Liverpool’s First Summer Signing Sepp van den Berg: What He Will Bring To Anfield?

    2 months ago

    Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that Sepp van den Berg will complete his move to Anfield from PEC Zwolle in July. The Dutch teenager has become ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Are On The Brink Of Sealing Move For This Defensive Ace: A Complete Scout Report

    2 months ago

    According to a recent report by the Telegraph, Liverpool have won the chase to secure the services of PEC Zwolle centre-back Sepp van den Berg during the summer transfer ...

    Read More