Celtic's Liam Morrison could reportedly join Bundesliga's Hoffenheim

By Connor Gordon

April 23, 2019

Celtic youth Liam Morrison could be heading to the Bundesliga with mid table outfit Hoffenheim.

The 16-year-old centre-back is wanted by the Germans according to the Scottish Sun.

The youngster hasn’t played a match for the first-team but has his suitors in the continent.

The Hoops will need to pull out all the stops to keep the defender in Glasgow a little longer.

Is Liam Morrison to Hoffenheim possible?

The Scotland youth international is being tracked by the German side through David Moss.

Julian Nagelsmann may want Liam Morrison at Hoffenheim this summer. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Moss was a former scout for the Hoops but has since moved on to source moves for other clubs.

The recruiter will be familiar with Morrison from his time at the club and will know his situation personally.

Morrison plays on the right of a centre-back pairing and is described as stylish.

Defenders in the Bundesliga are very similar in nature in that regard which could tempt the move.

Other Scots have went to Germany in the past with reasonable success including Oliver Burke and David Bates.

Oliver Burke at Red Bull Leipzig. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

However, both of them went over at a later age and Morrison is still at a raw age to develop aspects of his game.

Liam Morrison can learn from Bates and Burke

Former Rangers centre-back Bates joined German outfit Hamburg last year.

He is a starter for the relegated Bundesliga 2 club and is impressing those in his new country.

Bates was quite the surprise package coming from Raith Rovers to Rangers before joining Hamburg.

Former Rangers defender David Bates at Hamburg. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Perhaps Morrison will look at Bates’ rise to a Scotland international from his time in Germany as a reason to go.

Current Celtic loanee Burke also made his rise to fame in Germany when Red Bull Leipzig paid big bucks to Nottingham Forest to get him.

Burke had a so-so time in Germany before moving to England for another big fee.

Now, the Scotland international is in and out the Hoops squad showing that hard work needs to be done to succeed.

The Bhoys are building a talent group of youngsters through the reserve side and Morrison should be part of that.

Karamoko Dembele, Armstrong Oko-Flex and Mikey Johnston are players Morisson should be playing with.

Perhaps an early first-team call may change things but it remains to be seen.

However, if Hoffenheim can take Celtic’s top young talents, then there is something wrong with football.