Report: Celtic have interest in Millwall midfielder Jed Wallace
Celtic are part of a list of clubs interested in Millwall midfielder Jed Wallace, according to Football League World.
The report puts Celtic’s name amongst a group that includes Rangers, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Brentford and more. Given Wallace’s form for the South Bermondsey club of late, it’s little wonder.
Specifically, Celtic and Rangers would be able to sign the 27-year-old on a pre-contract deal. Wallace’s contract is set to expire in June 2022.
Wallace has got off to a fast start this campaign. In just 5 Championship games, he’s scored 3 and assisted 1 [Transfermarkt]. That follows two seasons of goals in double figures for the Reading-born midfielder.
A versatile midfielder, Wallace is primarily a right-sided midfielder or winger. This season, though, he’s been playing up front, or as a number 10 [WhoScored?], to devastating effect.
Wallace can play anywhere in the midfield or in attack. With nearly 200 Championship appearances to his name, he’s an experienced and enthusiastic creative force.
He also has a youth international cap to his name for England. Wallace played for the U19s in 2013.
Millwall midfielder Jed Wallace: a good fit at Celtic?
It’s hard to see this happening, if only because Celtic now have some decent options on the right.
Liel Abada was brought in to compliment James Forrest. Meanwhile, Karamoko Dembele should see more action this season, once he’s recovered from injury.
However, on a pre-contract deal, it would make sense from a financial perspective. If Celtic need more depth in the wing positions or behind the striker, it might be something worth looking at.
For what it’s worth, it’s not Wallace pushing for a move here. He told News at Den that he was focused on firing Millwall to the Premier League. How the side are placed in the table around December time might be all-important.
Eyes will be on how Millwall fare this season. Providing the club aren’t in the play-off hunt, any number of clubs could pounce.
But that’s conjecture for now. With a host of clubs reportedly interested, including Celtic, this could be one to watch, though.
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