Celtic transfer work continues as Hoops reportedly set to sign Joey Dawson

By David Walton

May 25, 2021

Celtic are set to sign Scunthorpe United youngster Joey Dawson, according to website Iron-Bru.

The report claims that a medical has been passed by the Scunthorpe under-18 starlet. A fee has also been agreed for his services, who was said to be interesting plenty of English Championship clubs.

Dawson was first linked with Celtic last month. It had been claimed that Derby County were also keen on the player by Scunthorpe site Iron Bru. The attacking midfielder has only made one appearance for the League Two club. That came in an EFL Cup clash against Derby County back in 2019.

The lack of first-team experience makes this signing seem like one that will go straight into the Celtic development squad. But there’s been no official announcement as of yet regarding Dawson’s signature.

Dawson has only made one matchday squad for Scunthorpe this season. That came in last month’s 3-0 loss against Mansfield. Iron-Bru claim that the player has decided to reject a long-term contract offer with the Sands Venue Stadium club.

Celtic move for Joey Dawson a sign that club is beefing up its academy

Dawson isn’t the only up-and-coming talent from English football Celtic have either been linked with or moved for in recent months. In Neil Lennon’s final days as manager, the Hoops moved to tie up Sheffield Wednesday prospect Liam Shaw.

In addition to that, we’ve been linked with talents such as Kyle Joseph and Kwadwo Baah. Celtic seem to be working on signing promising players yet to gain much first-team experience.

Of course, next season is an exciting one for the development squad. Celtic look set to have a colts team in the Scottish Lowland League for the first time ever. Given the age restrictions that will come into play, this would suit players such as Dawson and Shaw. It allows them to continue playing men’s football whilst staying under the club’s umbrella.

The home of Scunthorpe United / (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images )

In addition to that, it allows Celtic to cover for some of the academy exits we’ve had to endure. In recent years, the likes of Barry Hepburn. Liam Morrison, and Liam Hughes have all departed. Seeing us stock up on young talent with potential is promising to see.

It’s important to reiterate that Celtic have yet to confirm the signing of Dawson. But if they do, it’ll confirm to us that, once again, the Hoops are continuing their background work ahead of the new manager coming in.

Let’s see if Dawson truly is the next player to follow Shaw through the Lennoxtown gates.

In other news, Jack Ross sounds irked after speculation linking Celtic with two of his players.