How Neil Lennon’s exit affects Liam Shaw’s impending switch from Sheffield Wednesday to Celtic

In short, it doesn’t…

By Joe Crann
Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 12:00 pm

Neil Lennon’s exit from Celtic today has led many to speculate about the future of Sheffield Wednesday academy graduate, Liam Shaw, with some questioning whether his move will still go ahead.

Shaw has agreed to join the Scottish giants at the end of the current season when his Owls contract expires, though remains committed to the cause at Hillsborough as he looks to play his part in helping the Owls remain in the Championship.

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The Star understands that the 19-year-old has agreed a long-term contract with The Bhoys that will kick in on July 1st, however neither club has officially confirmed it at this stage – despite Lennon telling the Scottish press that it was a done deal earlier this month.

While Lennon’s departure from Celtic Park has led some Wednesdayites to speculate that there may be some sort of U-turn regarding a move to Glasgow, the understanding is that his exit doesn’t mean that anything changes.

Shaw agreed to join Celtic while under Lennon but a change of manager, following the developments over the last couple of days, has no impact on the pre contract in place.

The versatile midfielder played for Wednesday’s U23s yesterday as the club looks to keep him sharp following his red card in the defeat to Birmingham City, though he remains very much part of Neil Thompson’s first team as the Owls look to try and climb away from the bottom three.

Liam Shaw is set to leave Sheffield Wednesday for Celtic. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

It’s thought that SWFC will receive around £300,000 in compensation upon his exit given the fact that he’s still under 24-years-old.

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