Celtic ready to let in-form player leave for £6 million-plus fee

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There are likely to be some exits from Celtic this summer. That’s inevitable as the club look to strengthen the squad with new signings. On the other hand, others have to make way. It looks like some of those leaving will be among the ones who featured in the Hoops last season. And for one of them, the Scottish champions are looking for a significant transfer fee.

Mikey Johnston had opportunities to claim a first-team place in the first half of last season but didn’t do enough to impress. As a result, his loan move to West Bromwich Albion in the winter was a sensible step for the player.

Johnston excelled at West Brom, especially in his early games there, scoring goals and exciting fans with his overall quality of play. In his 20 appearances for the Championship club, he scored seven goals and had two assists to his name.

Six of those goals came in his first nine matches though and his impact lessened in later games. Johnston and West Brom made it to the Championship play-off semi-final but missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Celtic ready to let in-form player leave for £6 million-plus fee

As reported by Football Insider, West Brom are exploring a deal to re-sign Johnston this summer. The Championship club are now weighing up the possibility of a permanent deal or another loan. Celtic value the winger at a transfer fee upwards of £6 million.

Johnston has had many opportunities over the years and surely by now, it’s clear he needs to move on. A permanent move would seem the best option.

His success over the last few months will have drawn attention to his abilities and if West Brom aren’t keen on that transfer fee, other clubs are likely to be interested. Let's see how things play out.