Report: Celtic target Jed Wallace unlikely to sign new Millwall contract

By David Walton

September 22, 2021

Reported Celtic target Jed Wallace is unlikely to sign a new contract with Millwall, according to Football League World.

The Englishman’s deal expires at the end of the season. This means that Scottish clubs can sign him up on a pre-contract agreement for the summer as soon as January. As for potential English suitors, they have to wait until the final month of the player’s contract before they can strike.

Wallace was first linked with Celtic and rivals Rangers by Football League World two weeks ago. However, the likes of West Ham United and Newcastle were also mentioned as being in the mix.

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The player has also started the season in fine form. He’s started the season playing primarily through the centre, with three goals and three assists to his name. That makes six direct goal contributions in nine appearances.

However, at 27, a new challenge could be on the horizon. Wallae has just under 200 EFL Championship appearances to his name as well as experience in Leagues One and Two. He’s risen through the ranks, but has yet to play EPL football.

It remains to be seen if that potential prospect remains too tempting a carrot for him. But as things stand, it’s looking more and more as if his long-term future won’t be with Millwall.

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Jed Wallace yet to commit to new Millwall contract after Celtic link

Wallace didn’t sound overly-committal to a new deal when asked about it only a couple of weeks ago. He stated then that he simply wasn’t interested in discussing contract news and that it wasn’t his area of expertise [NewsatDen].

Even if the player’s dream is to get promoted to the EPL with Millwall, there’s no sign of that happening anytime soon. At 27, he has a massive decision to make over where he sees himself over the next few years.

He’s yet to experience title-winning football or European football either. There’s so much that Wallace will be missing out on if he chooses to stay with Millwall.

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Then again, that doesn’t look likely. If he’d have wanted to renew his contract, it would’ve been wrapped up by now. Just look at the Ryan Christie-Celtic situation earlier this summer. Even when it looks as though a player is committed, they may always have their eyes fixated on their next move – especially when their contract is winding down.

Of course, there’s also no guarantee that Celtic will want the Millwall man. After all, we have plenty of wingers at the club for now. And even though he can play through the middle, we also have depth in the number 10 position.

But this will be an interesting one to look out for. Wallace is clearly a talent and would come with plenty of experience. If Celtic want to press further on this one, the option is clearly there.

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