Watch reported Celtic target Jed Wallace's crazy Tuesday goal for Millwall

By David Walton

October 21, 2021

Reported Celtic target Jed Wallace will still be coming to terms with the outrageous goal he scored against Sheffield United on Tuesday night.

The Millwall man netted the opener against the fallen Blades in a big 2-1 success for the London club. The win takes Millwall up to 11th in the table, with Wallace on 5 goals and 4 assists in 13 games this season [Transfermarkt].

Celtic were linked with the Englishman last month along with Rangers and several English clubs [Football League World]. And even if it wasn’t meant, he certainly threw his name into the headlines after Tuesday night’s stunner. Take a look below at what was undoubtedly the EFL goal of the season so far:

Wallace is out of contract at the end of the season and certainly comes with an interesting resume. The winger has 41 goals for Millwall in over 240 appearances, working his way up from League Two into the Championship [Transfermarkt].

It was reported earlier this month that the player is unlikely to sign a new deal at The Den [Football League World]. That would leave him open to signing a pre-contract with interested parties in only 3 months’ time. Potentially, that would pave the way for a January deal to be completed with lesser complications.

As for the goal above, what do you think, did he mean it? Almost certainly not, but it certainly caught the eye. It’s probably both the best and the worst cross you’ll ever see.

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Celtic move for Jed Wallace starting to look a touch more doubtful

There’s no denying Wallace would make an impact at Celtic. A winger who’s proven to have a deadly final ball in England’s second division would always be worth a look. But it’s more a case of whether Celtic actually need him.

Look at our right-wing options at the moment. Liel Abada is running the show just now. We still have James Forrest to come back whilst Karamoko Dembele remains on the books. It’s also worth mentioning that Jota can play down the right too.

Would it really be in our best interests to add to those options? Especially considering there are other areas of the squad needing strengthened first and foremost?

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Sure, if you’re looking ahead at a potential pre-contract deal, then it can make some sense. After all, Dembele is into the final year of his Parkhead contract. If he’s to leave in the summer then it would make sense to throw another body into the mix.

But it’s not a decision you can see Celtic actively rushing into in January. Not unless we get another big injury to throw into the mix.

It remains to be seen where Postecoglou feels his team’s weak spots are at. For now, however, a move for Wallace doesn’t look as if it will be our top priority in January.

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