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Key Sheffield Wednesday figure responds when quizzed on midfielder’s rumoured summer exit

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Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Liam Shaw has reportedly agreed a deal to sign with Scottish giants Celtic, according to Yorkshire Live. 

Shaw has made 15 appearances in all competitions for the Owls this season, as they struggle to stay afloat in the Championship table.

But the 19-year-old is out-of-contract with Neil Thompson’s side at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, which has seen Celtic seemingly make their move to land his signature on a pre-contract deal.

Sheffield Wednesday are currently sat 22nd in the second-tier standings, and they’ll be eager to put together a positive run of results at the earliest of opportunities.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of their match against Birmingham City (quotes sourced from Yorkshire Live), Owls boss Neil Thompson wouldn’t comment on Shaw’s future with the club, but praised the youngster for his impact, despite them being beaten by Stoke City in their most recent fixture.

“That’s not something I’m going to comment on. That’s not my remit. Liam played the other night and did a good job. He put the work in.”

Sheffield Wednesday could move out of the relegation zone in the Championship if they’re to pick up a win over Birmingham, who are sat 23rd in the table heading into this match.

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It’s not surprising to hear that he’s not prepared to comment on rumours linking Shaw with a move away from the club.

The midfielder has really impressed me since coming into the Sheffield Wednesday first-team, and I think he’s got a bright future ahead of him.

I have my doubts as to whether he’d be a regular starter with Celtic though, as Neil Lennon has more experienced options available to him at this moment in time.

But that’s not to say he won’t feature in future seasons with the Bhoys, and he’ll be keen to force his way into their starting XI, just like he’s managed to do with Sheffield Wednesday.

It would be a frustrating blow if the Owls were to lose him on a pre-contract deal this summer.


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