Celtic must hijack Jamie Hamilton's reported EPL move

By Connor Gordon

April 30, 2019

Celtic should look to bring in Premier League bound youth defender Jamie Hamilton.

The Hamilton Accies centre-half is being watched by English sides Wolves and Burnley, according to the Daily Mail.

The Bhoys are in the market for a central defender with Dedryck Boyata set for a summer exit.

A fantastic young talent in the Hoops’ books is something the club must get over the line.

Celtic must bring in Jamie Hamilton

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If the Hoops have eyes on replicating the success of Dutch giants Ajax, Hamilton would be a good start.

Hamilton Accies brought through James McCarthy. (Photo by Alan Martin/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Scotland under 17 stopper is tipped for big things and is being tracked by English clubs.

Surely Celtic’s pull could persuade Hamilton to reject a move south and remain in the central belt.

The reported fee for his services is £800,000 according to the Daily Mail.

This fee is one that Celtic have at their disposal and is worth taking a chance on for what can come of it.

A loan back to Hamilton Accies would be an opportunity to continue his development with the club that’s well known in the country to have a good system of rearing youth talent.

Jack Hendry’s time at Celtic is ticking away. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

However, would a possible move for Hamilton end the Celtic career for Jack Hendry?

Jack Hendry will need to leave Celtic

Whether Hamilton is a possibility or not, Hendry’s time at the club is numbered.

His few appearances aren’t filling fans with much hope since he joined from Dundee last year.

Hamilton is described as a ball playing centre-back while Hendry doesn’t look comfortable at all.

Dedryck Boyata will leave Celtic for free this summer. (Photo by Cees van Hoogdalem/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Coupled with his accident prone errors at his age, it’s time he moves on.

He may eye a move up the squad with Boyata and Filip Benkovic leaving but he has to compete with Jozo Simunovic and Kristoffer Ajer for a starting spot.

At the present moment, he is nowhere near getting that opportunity.

If Hamilton were to arrive then the chance of that diminishes even further.