English Championship manager confirms interest in Celtic player

Celtic have added several new faces to their squad this summer, with the latest being Sead Haksabanovic from Rubin Kazan. At the same time though, there are several who have departed as well, either on loan or on a permanent basis, and more could be set to follow, before the deadline strikes in less than a week.

There have been no blockbuster departures this summer, with guaranteed Champions League football definitely a reason for that, as there does not seem to be any lack of interest in Celtic’s players after a double-winning campaign. The most noteworthy exits have been that of Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli permanently and Ismaila Soro and Vasilis Barkas on loan.

Owen Moffat could end up joining that list soon though, with the Celtic winger struggling for first-team football at Parkhead. He has been recently linked with a move to Blackpool.

As reported by Blackpool Gazette, manager Michael Appleton confirmed there was interest from the club’s point of view, but he revealed the winger would likely be one for the future, as he said:

“I believe it’s one from a development point of view.

“I haven’t had many conversations regarding it, if I’m being honest, other than if there was an opportunity would I back it and would I be in favour of it, and the answer was very much ‘yes’.

“I don’t want to talk too much about other peoples’ players without having all the knowledge, but I’m aware of the player, I’m aware of the talent.

“If there was an opportunity and it came about, why wouldn’t we?”

English Championship manager confirms that the club are interested in the Celtic player

Moffat was very highly rated while coming through the youth ranks at Celtic but things have not worked out for him at the senior level, as has been the case with many others in recent times.

It does not look like he has a clear path into Ange Postecoglou’s side at this point of time and as a result, a move away from the club might potentially be the best step for all parties involved at the moment.

But at the same time, one struggles to see the point of going from the Celtic developmental sides to Blackpool’s. If Moffat is to develop, he needs to go somewhere where he will play consistent first-team football at the senior level.