Celtic fans struggling to get behind Scott McTominay move

By David Walton

January 17, 2019

Celtic supporters have been struggling to get behind a potential deal for Scott McTominay.

The Manchester United midfielder is seriously interesting Celtic according to multiple sources. These include the likes of Sky Sports, who believe that Celtic are in talks over a loan deal for the midfielder.

But many Hoops supporters certainly aren’t interested in the deal.

Is Scott McTominay set for a loan move to Parkhead? (Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images)

We made the argument earlier this week over why Celtic should avoid doing a deal. We even debated whether it was the most pointless signing the club would make in years.

And supporters don’t generally seem to be much more enthused about the deal either.

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Not many want the deal done

It’s evident across the general reaction to the news on social media that not many want McTominay at Celtic. There are a small element of positive posts regarding the move, but the general feeling of the support is clear.

Regardless, it doesn’t look as though Brendan Rodgers or Celtic are too bothered by that. They’re still having a strong look at their man, and will bring him in irrespective of what us supporters think.

Looking at the deal logically, however, it’s difficult to see how this move is any use at all. The player himself has reservations about a move to Celtic due to the fact that there is massive competition for places here. And he’s quite right.

Callum McGregor can’t be dropped (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If the United youngster comes in, he’ll be fifth choice at the highest. Callum McGregor, Scott Brown, Ryan Christie, and Olivier Ntcham will surely all be ahead of McTominay.

This isn’t a deal that looks like it works out for anyone on paper. McTominay needs to build on his 25 United appearances from last season. To do that he needs to play week-in, week-out. He won’t be doing that at Celtic.

Perhaps the reports will lead to nothing, but Celtic are clearly interested.