Celtic youngster Owen Moffat is being lined up for a temporary January move away from Parkhead, Kieran Devlin reports.
The Lowdown: Attacking injuries
Ange Postecoglou currently has a number of attacking players out injured, with James Forrest the latest to pick up a knock in the 1-0 win over Motherwell.
Moffat is still awaiting his competitive Celtic debut, however, he caught the eye of Callum McGregor in pre-season after the teenager scored against Sheffield Wednesday, with the club captain labelling Moffat as ‘first class’.
The Latest: Devlin’s claim
Devlin ran a Q&A on The Athletic on Wednesday prior to the Hoops’ Scottish Premiership meeting with Ross County.
One supporter asked Devlin how far away Moffat is from first-team action, to which he said:
“Source suggests they might try and get him a loan in January, potentially a Scottish Championship side.”
The Verdict: The right call?
Celtic’s injured attackers will eventually return, so if Moffat was going to feature in a matchday squad under Postecoglou this season, you’d expect he would’ve already had the chance.
On that basis, moving the 19-year-old out on loan for the second half of the season could be a wise move in the long run.
It’ll give him the chance to play regular senior football in the next stage of his career, and an impressive spell in the second tier could lead to first-team involvement at Parkhead in 2021/22.
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