Celtic fans have their say on the exit of Jack Aitchison

By John McGinley

October 5, 2020

Some Celtic supporters have reacted poorly to the club letting Jack Aitchison go on a permanent basis.

The club announced the deal earlier today, which will see the 20-year-old striker join English Championship side Barnsley.

The Tykes have signed him on a three-year deal but plan to immediately loan him out to an English League Two side.

Aitchison remains the club’s youngest ever goalscorer after netting against Motherwell in Ronny Deila’s last game, back in 2016.

Jack Aitchison as a youngster in the UEFA Youth League / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

At that point it looked like he had a massive Celtic future.

However, over the last few years, the Bhoys have relied on imported attacking stars such as Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard, operating at a level beyond what the youngster is capable of.

A regular and prolific goalscorer at Scotland U19 level, Aitchison has had spells out on loan at Dumbarton, Alloa and Forest Green Rovers in the past.

He’s managed to make just three senior appearances for Celtic and needs to play week-to-week for his development.

Jack Aitchison impressed with Forest Green Rovers last season / (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

With no reserve football in Scotland and no chance of him making it into Neil Lennon’s current team, it looks like the right move all round.

Unfortunately, some fans don’t see it that way, feeling that Aitchison had the talent to be a Celtic player and that we’ve let him go too soon.

These supporters have taken to Twitter tonight to share their thoughts…