Liam Shaw is reportedly set to join Celtic on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday this summer, and while numerous reports have claimed that a deal is agreed, nothing has yet been officially announced.
It seems as though Shaw is still yet to put pen to paper and sign for Celtic, and while everything may be agreed in principal, until it is announced, we have to assume that the deal isn’t done.
Unfortunately for Shaw, a spanner has been thrown into the works as Neil Lennon has left his post as Celtic manager this week, and that will certainly have an impact on the future of the club.
Now, Lennon leaving Celtic could have a positive impact, he was under a lot of pressure for a reason and it’s fair to say that the Glasgow outfit aren’t having their best season.
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However, Shaw needs to consider what this degree of uncertainty at Celtic Park will mean for his future.
The next Celtic gaffer could be anyone at this point, and if it’s somebody who doesn’t want Shaw or simply doesn’t rate him, then his development could take a step back.
Of course, moving to Celtic could still be a huge opportunity for him, the Glasgow club are a huge side and they have appointed some very talented coaches such as Brendan Rodgers and developed some fantastic young players in recent years such as Odsonne Edouard.
However, that’s all in the past, and the future could now look very different for the Scottish champions, and until a clear path is laid out, Shaw needs to consider his options going forward.
This isn’t about arguing that he should stay at Sheffield Wednesday either, as much as we would love him to remain at Hillsborough, the reality is that his future may be better served elsewhere, but if he is to leave, he needs to make sure he’s picking a club that will allow him to grow as a player and have his best interests at heart.
Shaw’s next step will be vital in defining the player he goes on to become, and until he knows which direction Celtic are going in after parting with Lennon, he needs to keep his options open.