Celtic supporters react as youngster Dane Murray signs contract extension
Yesterday, Celtic announced that Academy prospect Dane Murray had signed a new deal with the club.
The hotly-tipped young midfielder is just 17, and has played for Scotland’s U17 and U16 sides already. A central midfielder, Murray is clearly part of Celtic’s future. Unlike other Academy prospects, Murray’s original deal, signed in 2020, was due to run until next summer. Now, though, he’s tied up until 2024, by which time he’ll be 20 years old.
Quick side note, players who were born after the 2003 UEFA Cup Final in Seville will be first-team players relatively soon. Just in case you wanted to feel old, there.
Naturally, Celtic supporters have responded well to the news. The club haven’t managed to keep ahold of promising talents over the last year. Josh Adam joined Manchester City last summer [Sun], Liam Morrison joined Bayern Munich [Daily Record], while more recently, Liam Hughes left for Liverpool and Cameron Harper for New York Red Bulls.
There are also big names becoming free agents in the summer, unless Celtic act. Karamoko Dembélé and Armstrong Okoflex’s futures are both uncertain.
For Murray though, it’s a case of stability and progression. With the Academy set-up at his disposal, the youth prospect can focus on developing his game for club and country.
“Great Dane”; Celtic supporters react as Academy prospect Dane Murray agrees extension
Celtic supporters had plenty to say, not all of it about Dane Murray.
There were those were excited, those were sceptical, and those with other things on their mind.
Wits the goalie Dane Murray. Lol. Hh
— John McKenzie (@JohnMcKenzie88) March 29, 2021
Wehey one of the good guys
— bigdom (@bigdom67) March 29, 2021
— Chris Mcateer 🏴🍀 (@chrismcateer1) March 29, 2021
Well done young man 👏🍀
— LubosEleven (@ElevenLubos) March 29, 2021
Then hel prob sign for Queens Park in 18 months after his agent complains he never got any game time
— TommyR 🍀 (@65_celt) March 29, 2021
Absolutely brilliant that we’re securing the youth to longer-term contracts.
Let’s see a pathway created for them to seamlessly progress into the First Team, though.
— Ryan McGinlay (@TheRyanMcGinlay) March 29, 2021
Announce Eddie Howe right now
— 🍟🧀🐱Mohamed Elyounoussi (@MoiMania_) March 29, 2021
He doesn’t look like Howe?🤔👍
— Jude (@wattphilipsz) March 29, 2021
Least somebody isn’t leaving the academy haha
— liamc4425 (@liamconnelly2) March 29, 2021
Great bit of early business from Eddie Howe. Love him already 🍀💚🇮🇪
— Joe M (@joem1967_) March 29, 2021
Can he play manager?
— 🏳️🌈 (@yeyup67) March 29, 2021