Journalist's tweet suggests Celtic are about to miss out on Kwadwo Baah

By David Walton

April 28, 2021

Celtic look set to miss out on Rochdale talent Kwadwo Baah, according to Sky Sports reporter Mark McAdam.

The Hoops were previously linked with the winger, with Give Me Sport claiming that the club was keen to tie him down on a pre-contract deal.

Mike McGrath of the Telegraph had also claimed that a deal had been in place between Rochdale and Man City back in January for Baah to move to the Etihad. However, Man City pulled out of the deal due to an injury concern.

Now, however, it looks as though Baah is heading to Watford. Mark McAdam believes that the EFL talent is currently undergoing a medical with Watford. The fee being bandied is £125k. Rochdale would only require a compensation fee for his services.

The move would see Baah move from League One to the Championship. There have been no reports of Celtic making their own move.

Celtic not quick to snap up EFL talent, Kwadwo Baah looks likely to move elsewhere

Celtic look like they’re going to ocne again miss out on a promising young EFL talent. Not the first time in recent memory that’s happened. In fact, it’s not even the first time this season.

Alfie Doughty moved from Charlton to Stoke despite intense speculation linking him to Parkhead [Daily Record]. You then had Bright Osayi-Samuel also depart QPR and go elsewhere despite reports claiming Neil Lennon wanted him in last summer [Scottish Sun].

It looks as though we’re again going to miss out on Baah too. Not down to not making an offer seemingly either, but simply passing up the chance to actually go for him.

Kwadwo Baah of Rochdale / (Photo by Juan Gaspari/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Of course, it’s not as if Baah was a must sign. There are bigger priorities this summer than singing up young EFL talent. We have a host of positions that need urgent action taken upon them. Baah was always going to be a potential side-story even if he did sign for the Hoops.

But it feels a touch frustrating. By all accounts, Baah can play in a host of positions in the final third. He can be utilised on either flank despite being a natural left-winger. He’s also had previous as a center-forward too [Transfermarkt]. At 18, it looked a good opportunity to buy low and develop for a future mega-fee.

However, any move to Parkhead looks unrealistic now. Don’t be surprised if we’re hearing about this one in a few years’ time.

In other news, as much as we hate to admit it, John Kennedy is going to make one major Glasgow Derby error on Sunday.