St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath billed as midfield transfer ‘solution for Celtic

Hoops’ manager Ange Postecoglou recently admitted that the club had already begun identifying possible targets for the January transfer window. 

One particular area in need of close attention would appear to be the midfield department as both David Turnbull and Tomas Rogic in particular struggle to find their best levels. 

According to journalist James Cairney writing for The Herald, as cited on Twitter, the Bhoys should be taking a closer look at Buddies’ star McGrath. 

McGrath said: “Creatively, he’s mixing it with the best the Premiership has to offer so far this season and his acceleration and ability to draw fouls makes him a dangerous opponent in one v one situations. And at 25, there is still plenty of scope for development on the training pitch.”

The journalist went on to proclaim that the 25-year-old’s dribbling ability is now ‘among the best in the league’ – a statement backed up by 2.3 completed dribbles on average per Premiership game, second to only Martin Boyle at Hibernian (Sofascore).

Now capped three times by the Republic of Ireland, McGrath has scored twice and provided one assist in 12 appearances this season. 

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Valued at £810,000 and fast approaching the final six months of a contract at The SMiSA Stadium (Transfermarkt), Celtic could land themselves a talented bargain in January. 

Clearly a late bloomer at the top level, the former Dundalk FC ace has been somewhat of a surprise find. 

Given the need for an additional creative spark and McGrath’s potential small fee, the Hoops would be wise to follow Cairney’s lead and take a closer look.