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Celtic could have their next Scott Brown with Liam Shaw

Celtic saw a lot of players come in and out of Parkhead during last summer’s transfer window.

One big departure which took place in the summer was Scott Brown’s exit from the club after 14 years with the Hoops.

During that time, the midfielder racked up a total of 611 appearances for the Bhoys across all competitions. Over those 14 years, the veteran scored 46 goals and provided 63 assists along the way.

Given the impact that he had at the club both on and off the pitch, along with the trophies he won there, it’s safe to say that his exit was a big moment for the Hoops.

In addition to seeing numerous players leaving the club last summer, the Bhoys also brought in a raft of new signings.

One player in particular who was signed last year and could potentially fill the massive shoes of Brown since his departure is Liam Shaw.

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Shaw could be Brown 2.0

Signed from Sheffield Wednesday in February 2021, the midfielder made the move to Parkhead in the summer.

After making just two appearances for the Hoops earlier in the campaign, the 21-year-old joined fellow Premiership side Motherwell in January on loan until the end of the season.

Upon Shaw’s arrival at Fir Park, the Well’s assistant manager Keith Lasley said: “Liam’s in training with us and he has been for a few days now. He looks a good athlete and he looks technically good.”

Since then, the former Wednesday starlet has gone on to make five league appearances for his current club.

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Labelled by journalist Dale Johnson as a player who “could turn out to be the real deal”, Shaw has made nine tackles in total for Motherwell, showing the defensive capabilities he has despite not being a regular figure in the team.

Next season could be the ideal time for Ange Postecoglou to finally give the young midfielder a proper chance to shine and play regularly in the league for Celtic after getting his first taste of Premiership football in the current campaign.

While it may take him some time to reach his full potential, the club may well find themselves with an ideal long-term replacement for Brown, along with saving millions in potential future transfer fees.

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