The proposed deal to take Liam Morrison to Bayern Munich hasn’t yet been agreed, according to John Kennedy.
The Celtic youngster has reportedly been the subject of much interest from the Bavarians (Football Insider). This comes despite Morrison having yet to even feature in a competitive game for the Parkhead side.
Morrison did play in the pre-season outing against Pinkafeld. But, in terms of his first-team chances at Celtic, he still seems a bit away. But that hasn’t stopped Bayern from seeing something big in the young defender.
But, despite the interest, Kennedy confirmed that Celtic were still hopeful of keeping their man in Glasgow. Speaking to the Herald, Kennedy touched on the prospect of Morrison heading to Germany.
“I know there’s been a discussion but we’re trying to sign Liam on a professional contract. There’s a lot of interest from elsewhere but nothing’s happened, nothing has been agreed, we’re still in the mix and we want to keep our players here.
“We need to speak to Liam, his representatives, his parents and see where it goes”
Liam Morrison to Bayern Munich looks tough to stop
Interestingly, Neil Lennon told the Scottish Sun a couple of weeks ago that Morrison was going nowhere. He said the move to Bayern wouldn’t happen, and that he would stay in Glasgow. There was an assuredness about the Hoops boss.
That hasn’t stopped the speculation from continuing, however. The defender has still to commit to Parkhead. Celtic will have to, therefore, hope that Morrison hasn’t been lured by the star power of the Allianz Arena club.
It’s all now down to the player given he isn’t currently on a professional contract at Parkhead. It’s worth noting, however, that if he’s still a fair bit away from playing regularly for Celtic, how far away is he from becoming a Bayern Munich star?
This has been another little mini-saga in a transfer window that’s been full of developments. The Kieran Tierney and Olivier Ntcham stories just won’t go away either. Morrison’s is another that can be thrown into that mix, granted on a smaller scale.
Kennedy didn’t provide a timeline for when a decision will be made. But at the very least, it looks like Celtic are going to get the chance to put their own case forward to Morrison before an agreement is made.