Two academy hopefuls sign up for the long-term at Celtic

By Euan Davidson

January 6, 2021

Celtic have announced contract extensions for two Academy players.

On Twitter, the club revealed that Ewan Otoo and Owen Moffat had been handed new deals at the club, both until 2024. Clearly, the club have plans for the duo, who have been excellent for Celtic’s youth sides this season.

Celtic’s Twitter reveal has come at an interesting time for the club. The club has come under serious fire on social media for the much-criticised trip to Dubai.

But this news also comes as momentum builds for Celtic and Rangers Colts sides to join the SPFL pyramid (Daily Mail).

 

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Celtic youngsters Otoo and Moffat must be in plans

Ewan Otoo is a midfielder, who originally joined Celtic from Eastwood Boys Club. According to Football Ghana, he has represented Scotland at youth level but is aiming to represent the Black Stars at senior level (Football Ghana).

Otoo made his non-competitive debut for the Celtic Colts in the 19-20 pre-season, starring as the Bhoys beat Airdrie 1-0 (Modern Ghana).

As yet, Celtic fans haven’t seen a great deal of Otoo’s game, so it’s hard to make any kind of assessment.

Owen Moffat is more of a known quantity, having scored in Celtic Colts’ wins in the Glasgow Cup this season. Although Cameron Harper stole the headlines against Partick Thistle in November, Moffat was on the scoresheet in a 4-0 win at Firhill (The Boot Room).

Hoops fans responded to the news with optimism.