Celtic have paved the way for a brand new signing, announcing on Tuesday afternoon their current left-back Liam Scales has gone out on loan to Aberdeen.
Scales joined The Hoops last season but has failed to really make an impact, the player has a fantastic left foot on him but defensively, Ange hasn’t trusted the former League of Ireland defender in many games.
A loan out to Aberdeen will be a sink or swim moment for Liam as he looks to get more game time in the Scottish Premier League.
The move now leaves space in the squad for the Bhoys to bring in a new left-back. Reports over the past seven days suggest Alexandro Bernabei will be the man to fill the space now vacated by Scales.
If the deal goes ahead, it will be a straight battle between Greg Taylor and Alexandro for the number one left-back spot.
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Football Scotland reporter Mark Hendry wrote earlier in June the bhoys were closing in on a deal for the defender.
The left-back was sent off for violent conduct at the weekend for his current side Lanus. It could have been his final farewell for the club if Celtic have their way.
Alexandro would become Celtic’s first ever Argentine player if he does sign for the Scottish Champions.
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FORMER Celtic academy player and current Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin has high hopes for Liam next season.
“Liam is a player that I have been trying to get for the last couple of years,” said the Dons boss on his third summer arrival.” Goodwin told the Aberdeen Official site.
He added: “I watched him very closely during his time at Shamrock Rovers, unfortunately I couldn’t get a deal done.
“Liam is 23-years-old and has already amassed nearly 200 appearances in senior football. He’s a strong character with a winning mentality, who will no doubt be a great addition to the squad.
“He is coming in as a left sided centre half, which is the position I saw him play regularly for Shamrock Rovers, and the one we believe is his best position.
“He is aggressive, mobile, very comfortable on the ball and he has all the qualities you would want in a modern-day centre back.”
If the Irishman shines for Aberdeen, there’s every chance Ange will look at Liam next summer and decide where he stands in the pecking order.
Ryan Christie has given players a blue print for going out on loan to an SPFL side and then making a mark on his return.
We wish Liam all the best for his loan spell