FORMER CELTIC Academy striker Jack Aitchison harbours thoughts of a return to Celtic one day after making his return to Scottish football with Motherwell.
Jack is Celtic’s youngest-ever scorer, the striker coming on during trophy day celebrations and scoring with his first touch of the ball.
The player was on the periphery of a very talented squad that was hoovering up trebles like they were going out of fashion.
He’s played in the lower leagues of England for a few years and is now looking to really hit his stride in the SPFL with the Steelmen. Bagging goals for the Fir Park side on a consistent basis could lead to all kinds of moves.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Jack said: “I came on and scored with my first touch and it’s hard not to think about that moment every single day! It felt as good as having a winner’s medal. Unfortunately, I felt I never really got the chance to show what I could do after that but everything happens for a reason and who knows? I’ll maybe play for them again.
“I had the likes of Moussa Dembele, Odsonne Edouard, Scott Sinclair and Leigh Griffiths ahead of me in the pecking order. It was tough to leave because it’s such a big club and I could have stayed but I wanted to make a career for myself so I took the chance when it came.
Celtic have two main strikers at the moment with just one out-and-out solidified star in Kyogo. Giakoumakis is set to head to pastures new and Oh is still to properly settle in at the club.
Daizen Maeda can also play the striking role if need be, something he regularly did at Yokohama during his record-breaking scoring season.
Jack is a long way from a Celtic return, but you can never rule these things out in football.