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Celtic winger Michael Johnston has suggested to the Scottish Sun that he could depart the Scottish Premiership club on loan in the summer transfer window.

Johnston has been at Celtic since 2008 and has yet to breakthrough to the Glasgow giants’ first team.

The 19-year-old has only played few games for the Hoops, and the Scotland Under-21 international has suggested he could secure a loan deal out of Parkhead this summer.

Johnston told The Scottish Sun: “Hopefully, I can break through this year, but if not there are other options.

“If this isn’t my year I’ll need to go somewhere else to play. I’ll see what the gaffer thinks.”

Celtic have a stable starting line-up, and the bench strength of the Scottish Premiership club is also enviable.

Although Johnston is a very talented and promising youngster, he is just 19 and is still got enough room for improvement.

The Scotland Under-21 international is unlikely to be a regular feature for the Hoops next season, and it would make sense for him to join another club in Scotland on a loan deal.

Perhaps a switch to a club in the Scottish Championship or a team in the Scottish Premiership should be a welcome idea for Johnston.