It looks like a move to Celtic Park won’t be happening for Reading’s 26-year-old English defender Liam Moore.
He has reportedly been priced out of a move to Scottish giants Celtic this summer, according to local Reading-based journalist Courtney Friday.
Earlier this week, the Reading Chronicle reported that Scottish champions Celtic were renewing their interest in the English defender as it’s not the first time the Hoops have been linked with a move for Moore.
The English defender appeared 40 times in what was a catastrophic 2018/19 season for the Royals, as they finished two places above the relegation zone in the Championship.
Moore is dearly loved by the Reading fans, making 124 league appearances over the course of his three-year stay at the club, as well as captaining the side to safety last season. Moore was also named Fans’ Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.
Four reasons why Celtic shouldn't sign Moore
It is being reported that Reading are asking for a hefty fee, which is ridiculous as there are cheaper options out there for the Scottish champions.
Not enough experience at the high level
Moore has spent most of his career in the lower English leagues so might not be able to deal with the demands and pressure that comes with playing for a prestigious club like Celtic.
There are simply better defensive options out there for Celtic. The club are being linked with a £10m move for Christopher Jullien, which is a testament to this.
Rather than spend big on another defender, they could look through their academy and give one of their youngsters a chance.