Report: Celtic have held talks with Germany U20 international Christopher Scott
Celtic have held talks with Bayern Munich youngster Christopher Scott, according to Sky Germany reporter Florian Plattenberg.
Scott has made 2 appearances for the Bayern senior side. However, Sky Germany is reporting that he wants to move in order to find regular first-team football elsewhere.
The attacking midfielder, who can also play on the left flank, has his contract up at the end of the season. Therefore, he’s free to hold talks with potential new clubs. Scott is now eligible to sign a pre-contract too.
Sky Germany claim that both Celtic and Brentford have held talks over a move for the youngster. Bayern, however, are trying hard to keep him.
Scott made his Bayern debut back in April, but it’s been a struggle to break into the first-team regularly this season. He hasn’t managed to make a single matchday squad this season, and appears to see a move away as his best chance to develop further.
Scott has also made 2 appearances for Germany at under-20 level having worked his way up the ranks.
Christopher Scott an exciting talent but do Celtic need more midfielders?
It’s easy to see the name Bayern Munich and get excited. There’ll be some who believe that just because they’re part of the Bayern campus that they’re destined for greatness. That’s seldom the case, and you have to use sound logic here when working out whether it’s a move worth doing for Celtic.
The big issue would be that we already have plenty of attacking midfielders already at the club. The likes of Tom Rogic, Reo Hatate, and David Turnbull aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Then again, there would be absolutely no risk attached to this. Considering we would be able to sign Scott on a pre-contract, it represents no real danger.
Scott, however, reportedly wants to leave Bayern for first-team football. He’ll likely want guarantees in that regard. You do wonder whether that’s something Celtic could offer the youngster.
There’s certainly a directness to his game that’s pleasing on the eye. He likes to get in behind defences and be a goal threat whilst he appears to have raw pace too. But whether he could make the step up to Celtic first-team level is a major question that would need to be asked.
Again, however, there’s no real risk. We’ll keep an eye on this one over the coming weeks.
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