Celtic reporter Kieran Devlin has responded to a question regarding summer signing Liam Scales during a Q&A for The Athletic.
The Lowdown: Scales’ struggles
And it now appears as if there was another reason why he swapped Ireland for Scotland.
Do you want Desmond to leave Celtic?
Yes, get him out!
Not too bothered!
The Latest: Devlin’s response
One fan asked Devlin if Scales was bought by Desmond purely to balance the books over at Shamrock Rovers.
This is what Devlin had to say in reply…
“That has been alleged by some quarters, yes.”
The Verdict: Worrying
The 23-year-old isn’t the only recent arrival who has struggled at Parkhead.
The likes of Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide are reportedly fighting for their futures in Glasgow, with the pair yet to make an appearance, so one would have to point first to poor recruitment rather than a corrupted decision by Desmond.
At least Scales has featured in some capacity, but if it is true that Desmond signed the youngster with one eye on Shamrock’s finances, it is an extremely worrying sign for his decision-making in Glasgow.
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