Sheffield Wednesday confirmed their player retention list on Thursday afternoon, and it could be of interest to Celtic.
The Lowdown: Celtic were keen on Reach
Winger Adam Reach was strongly linked with a move to Celtic Park back in January.
The Hoops, along with rivals Rangers, were thought to be monitoring his situation ahead of a possible pre-contract agreement.
As we now know, Celtic’s only pre-contract agreement with a Sheffield Wednesday player was with Liam Shaw, with the teenager moving to Scotland this summer.
However, Celtic now have another chance to land Reach for nothing.
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The Latest: Reach released
One of those is Reach, with the 28-year-old set to end his five-year association with the club.
The Verdict: A good utility addition?
In our opinion, Reach could be a shrewd signing by the Hoops, should the new Celtic manager want him.
He was described as ‘creative’ by journalist George Elek just last month, mainly turning out on the left-hand side of midfield.
However, Reach also played in six other positions in recent months, so could be a handy acquisition in Glasgow who can add depth in multiple positions.
His Wednesday deal is thought to be worth £20,000-a-week, so that could prove to be a stumbling block, especially as Celtic’s top earner now being Callum McGregor on the same salary, which may make him one of the club’s top earners.
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