How Are Celtic’s Players Out on Loan Performing?

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Celtic FC is a Scottish professional football team. They play their home games in Glasgow at Celtic Park. Playing since 1887, now they’re the biggest name in the Scottish Premier League. Intriguingly, they have one of the largest numbers of players on loan this season, 10 to be exact.

Vasilis Barkas

Vasilis Barkas cost Parkhead £4.5 million to acquire from AEK Athens in the summer of 2020. Since he joined the team, this 28-year-old has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter. The goalkeeper found himself fourth choice behind Joe Hart, Ben Seigrist and Scott Bain.

However, Barkas has an opportunity to resurrect his career with a short-term contract in the Eredivisie League, with FC Utrecht. Jordy Zuidam, Technical Director of FC Utrecht, expressed his excitement at the signing of the former Celtic player.

Albian Ajeti

Albian Ajeti is a Swiss international who dropped out of Ange Postecoglou’s first team and has yet to play for Celtic this calendar year. The 25-year-old forward has joined Sturm Graz on loan for one year.

The contract supposedly includes a buyout clause for approximately £2.1 million in the summer of 2020, as reported by Kleine Zeitung. This move clears up salary cap space for Postecoglou to use if he decides to add another striker in the January window.

Mikey Johnston

Mikey Johnston, a winger, has signed a season-long loan to play for Vitoria Guimaraes. This deal happened not long after he extended his current contract with Celtic FC.

He signed with Celtic FC in December 2019, a contract that lasts till 2025. However, with the one-year extension, he’s going to be with the Bhoys until May 31st, 2026. This might be a sign that the club still has faith in him and sees the loan as an opportunity to improve rather than a way to send him off.

Osaze Urhoghide

Osaze Urhoghide is assimilating into his new life quite well. This defender only made one game appearance while playing for Celtic FC. Under Ange Postecoglu, the centre-back did not play in nearly enough games, and as a result, he signed a loan agreement with Belgian Oostende that would last until January 2023, the end of the current season. He seems well-prepared and eager for his first game against Leuven.

Liam Scales

Originally, he played for Shamrock Rovers with a lot of energy but wasn’t able to get a starting position. This was due to the figures of Cameron Carter-Vickers, Stephen Welsh and Carl Starfelt ahead of him.

When Arberdeen FC noticed, they came in with an offer to take him on loan for a season. Pubs, beautiful landscapes, top games at a live casino Ireland, and talent to the level of Scales, Ireland has been levelling.  It will be exciting to see what Scales can produce with his new opportunity at Arberdeen FC.


In conclusion, we can say that all of these players have a lot of talent and potential. Celtic FC still hasn’t given up on them, and we’re yet to see where each footballer is going to play after the loans end at the beginning of next year.

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