Brendan Rodgers confirms deal for top talent


Brendan Rodgers has done the right thing yesterday by reiterating that Mikey Johnston’s immediate future will play out at Celtic after a week of transfer speculation.

The youngster was highly impressive in pre-season. He has become a top target for several clubs who would love to take the player on-loan for the season.

While Rodgers admitted he’s looking to give Mikey a shot at the first team, he did explain that there are options already being considered should he have a change of heart before the transfer window slams shut.

Speaking about the 19-year-old the Irishman was very positive but revealed there are ‘options’ to send him out on loan.

“He is learning the other side of the game in terms of the tactical idea of pressing and how to work and how to recover but there is no doubt he is a special talent.

“So, at this moment in time, he is very much in my plans.

“We need to develop him, get him some games and if that changes there is a number of options with teams that would like to take him, but at this moment he stays”.