As things hot up over in the Celtic camp, they find themselves linked to a number of new playing personnel as well as a potential new manager. One man on the club’s radar is Sheffield Wednesday’s Adam Reach, who is available for pre-contract negotiations this month, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
Should Nick Hammond and the Hoops pursue the midfielder this month and can get a deal agreed, he would be able to join the Glaswegians this summer for nothing.
Football FanCast spoke to Carlton Palmer about the whispers surrounding Reach and Celtic and he believes it could be a good bit of business for the struggling Premiership side.
“Adam really hasn’t fulfilled his potential,” the pundit said.
“He’s another one on big money there [at Wednesday] and he’s out of contract at the end of the season. So I could see that being a fit for Celtic.”
Indeed, the 27-year-old hasn’t lived up to his full promise since joining the Owls. According to Transfermarkt, Reach has made an impressive 209 appearances for the Yorkshire outfit and has notched 21 goals and 33 assists in that time. However, he has recently been deployed further up the field as a winger and his shift in position hasn’t added much to his tally.
With no new contract offer agreed for Reach, he is clearly not in Wednesday’s plans moving forwards. This is a shame for a man who has dedicated almost five years to the club and still has a lot of life in him still. But it could be all to gain for Celtic.
The Hoops look to have given up this season’s Premiership title to arch rivals Rangers, who lead the pack by an astonishing 23 points. The reigning champions have struggled to make their mark on the league this campaign and are in desperate need of new attacking personnel.
They currently only have Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston on their books as recognised left-sided attackers. With no reported option to buy, the former will be leaving Parkhead this summer upon the expiry of his loan terms, which will leave Celtic in a huge dilemma.
The Norwegian is responsible for 13 goals and five assists for the Hoops this season and will be sorely missed once he returns to Southampton. Reach could indeed be a good fit for filling the empty space in Neil Lennon’s squad.