Celtic ready to let in-form player go this summer

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There are not a lot of Celtic players who have showcased much form this season. A number of them appear to have taken a step back since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager, with the Nothern Irishman replacing Ange Postecoglou, who left for Tottenham Hotspur last summer after guiding the Hoops to five trophies over his two seasons at Parkhead.

The appointment of Rodgers was believed to be a masterstroke. But that has not proven to be the case. Instead, the Hoops have struggled for form all season and look like a shell of their treble-winning selves from last season.

Interestingly, one of Celtic's most in-form players is currently out on loan. That is none other than Mikey Johnston, who has made a remarkable start to life in the English Championship.

Johnston joined West Bromwich Albion on loan in the winter and has been one of the best players in the Championship since then. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 6 goals and provided an assist in 10 appearances for the Baggies so far.

Celtic ready to let in-form player go this summer

Following Johnston's impressive form, many have wondered whether Celtic would give the Republic of Ireland international another chance when he returns from his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion. But that does not seem to be on the cards for the winger.

As reported by 67 Hail Hail, Chris Dunlavy claimed in The Football League Paper [print edition page 10]:

"Celtic, their fingers burned by Johnston’s medical history, would rather cash in whilst his stock is high. What they demand will very much depend on who is interested.

“But if Johnston can maintain his current form until the end of the season, and most importantly come through unscathed, West Brom will not be the only club in pursuit."

When Johnston was first breaking through in the senior game, there were high expectations that he would be a key player for Celtic for years to come. He had shown glimpses of having that potential as well. But a series of injuries derailed his career at Parkhead. He seems to be finally back on track now but it remains to be seen how long this run lasts.