Celtic player close to joining Premiership rivals on loan

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Celtic are believed to be on the verge of completing their first signing of the January transfer window, as it is believed that an agreement has been reached with Rapid Vienna for Nicolas Kuhn. The German winger has been a standout performer for the Austrian club in the first half of the season. The fans' opinion has divided regarding the move. Let's see what he brings to the table for Brendan Rodgers' side.

On the other hand, there are several players who have headed out the Parkhead exit door this month. Mostly on loan deals.

Adam Montgomery recently returned from a loan stint at Fleetwood Town, having spent the first half of the season there. Now, it looks like he could remain in the Scottish Premiership.

As reported by the Daily Record, Motherwell are leading the race to sign Montgomery. They face competition from several Premiership rivals and English clubs as well for the Celtic youngster.

Celtic player close to joining Premiership rivals on loan

Montgomery's loan spell at Fleetwood Town did not go according to plan. Firstly, Scott Brown was shown the exit door early on in the season. Secondly, he did not get much playing time, having struggled with fitness issues.

Thus, Montgomery needs a fresh start. Many had wondered whether he could have a role at Celtic. The club do need another left-back, with Greg Taylor not showing his best form this season while Alexandro Bernabei seems to be pretty much out of first-team plans except for rare appearances here and there.

But it looks like staying at Celtic Park is not on the cards for Montgomery. He will be heading out on loan once again. Motherwell look like his most likely destination but it is not over the line yet and there seems to be plenty of interest in his signature.