Celtic are getting a “modern-day centre-half” in Osaze Urhoghide, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview.
The 20-year-old recently joined the Scottish giants after his contract at Wednesday expired.
He joins Liam Shaw, who has also made the move from England to Scotland after agreeing to join Celtic back in March, with his Wednesday contract having also expired this summer.
Was Urhoghide a clever signing?
On free transfers, the two youngsters look like clever pieces of business done by Celtic. And in Urhoghide, Palmer believes the Bhoys are getting a very modern-day footballer capable of playing in more than one position.
“He’s a modern-day centre-half,” the ex-Wednesday star said when asked by TT what kind of player Celtic are getting. “He’s over six foot, he’s very mobile, he’s comfortable on the football and he’s equally at home in the middle of the park.
“He’s tall, he’s strong, he’s physical and he’s only 20 years of age. He’s going to grow in stature and I think he’s going to go on to be a very good player.”
Ultimately, what is Wednesday’s loss looks to be Celtic’s gain. And as Palmer mentioned, still just 20, Urhoghide can still become a much better footballer. Supporters will surely be pleased to see a player with so much potential arrive at Celtic Park.
From the Owls’ perspective, they will surely start to deal with the futures of their top talents much earlier to avoid a repeat of what has happened with both Urhoghide and Shaw.
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