It had been reported recently that Celtic had made a bid of £125,000 for St Mirren youngster Dylan Reid, and that had the Hoops bought the player, he would have gone into the Celtic B team and not the first-team.
However, Celtic won’t be signing the player in the current transfer window, as the Premiership side released a statement on Twitter about the 16-year-old on Monday the 18th of July.
The Paisley based side disclosed that the midfielder is set to stay at the club ‘despite a recent transfer approach’, which presumable is a refence to Celtic’s interest in the player.
Twitter: Dylan Reid is to remain at St Mirren despite recent transfer approach.
We are pleased that Dylan will remain at S… https://t.co/YDVOWbkEvJ (@saintmirrenfc)
It remains to be seen if the Hoops will make another offer for the player in the future, but as it stands, Reid won’t be moving to Celtic.
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It is interesting that Reid has decided to stay at St Mirren, and a reason for that could well be the fact that he has been involved with the first-team at the Premiership side, whilst if he had joined Celtic he was going to play for the Hoops B team.
That is understandable from Celtic’s point of view to an extent, as the Hoops won’t want to have a player that is only 16-years-old put under the pressure of featuring for the first-team squad at such a young age.
However, if Reid backs himself, he might well feel that he is good enough to get into the Hoops first-team squad, and that is understandable. Reid is more likely to get first-team football in the immediate future at St Mirren than he is at Celtic, and that is important to a player, even one who is just at the very start of their career.
Celtic might well still keep an eye on Reid’s progress, and it will be intriguing to see if the Hoops make another effort to sign the midfielder at some stage in the future.
That will presumably depend on how much progress the player makes over the next 12 to 18 months at St Mirren. If he becomes a first-team regular, don’t be surprised to see Celtic make another attempt to sign the player.