Former Celtic Bhoy set for dramatic transfer switch to Scottish Premiership side

By John McGinley

December 24, 2021

Former Celtic striker Tony Watt is set to sign a pre-contract agreement with Dundee United, after signifying his intent to leave Motherwell, The Daily Record has reported.

Watt is having a brilliant season in the Scottish top-flight. In fact, he’s the league’s top scorer with nine ahead of Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic and Christian Ramirez of Aberdeen.

His marksman-like striking has been superb, with a shot accuracy rate of 72%, well beyond the other top scorers in the division. [BBC]

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However, in recent weeks it has become clear he isn’t interested in renewing his contract at Motherwell. Now, The Record reports that an offer from Dundee United has turned his head, with the Barcelona-hero set to make the dramatic switch to Tannadice from Fir Park.

He is set to sign up on Tayside for three years, though United will have to pay a transfer fee to bring him to the club before the end of the season.

Leaving the Steelmen is one thing, but to make the sideways move to a Premiership side with similar ambitions is a particular blow to the club.

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However, United have provided a good platform for other strikers in the past few years, most notably Lawrence Shankland who earned Scotland caps off the back of his form in tangerine and black.

Celtic supporters have always followed Watt’s career with interest given his blockbuster entrance to the Bhoys first-team almost a decade ago. He’s never hidden his passion for the Bhoys in the years since.

In Motherwell it seemed, from the outside looking in, he had finally found a home after years of bouncing from club to club. However, clearly, he thinks he is best served making another move.

Good luck to him when it happens!

In other news, Report: Celtic summer target now wanted by Man City and Milan.