Scott Allan will finally leave Celtic this weekend

By Hamish Carton

May 30, 2019

Scott Allan will officially end his four year Celtic stay this weekend when his contract expires. The 27-year-old is bound for Hibernian where he spend the majority of last season on loan. During his time at Celtic he’s also be loaned out to Dundee and Rotherham United.

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Allan failed to score a single goal for Celtic and will go down as one of the club’s poorest signings in recent memory. The fact he has remained on the wage bill for so long hasn’t reflected well on the board or management either.

Allan last featured in Ronny Deila’s penultimate game at the club, showing how unfancied he was under Brendan Rodgers. He’s clearly a talented player as he’s shown in his time in Scotland so it seems strange that he has never had a consistent chance to prove himself at Celtic Park.

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Two out of three

When Allan was first introduced to the first-team he arrived next to two other exciting young attackers. Celtic had just signed Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City while Ryan Christie was another that big things were expected of.

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The latter two both went on to contribute something great to Celtic with Christie now one of the club’s most prominent players. Allan is probably just as talented as but his attitude is what lets him down.

The attacker will probably go on to have a decent enough career but at the age of 27 he’s no longer a young boy. The euphoria of Celtic pinching Allan from underneath the noses of Rangers was enjoyable at the time. Sadly that joy has never materialised into anything more substantial.