It was reported a few days ago that Celtic have had a £125k bid accepted for St Mirren youngster Dylan Reid, the only club to have a bid accepted after Sevco were unable to afford to meet that fee.
The deal isn’t done yet however, with the boy taking his time to make up his mind over the decision.
St Mirren manager Stephen Robinson is trying to convince the youngster to stay put and says he has also had talks with the boy’s family to try to convince them as well that St Mirren is the best place for his development.
And you know what? Maybe he’s right.
If he stays at St Mirren he’ll be getting first team football in the Scottish Premiership, and if he agrees to join Celtic it looks like he’ll be playing in Lowland league against much lesser opposition.
The upside to that is he’d likely receive better coaching, under the Ange style of football which the B team also aim to implement, and he will arguably be playing with better teammates.
In my view, we should propose the Ryan Christie template to Dylan Reid at St Mirren.
Remember, Christie signed for Celtic from Inverness way back in 2015 and went straight back to ICT on loan for 2 years, and then spent a season on loan at Aberdeen before finally coming back to Celtic and making the breakthrough.
That decision worked out well for all parties, Celtic had Christie on their books and came into the team and contributed massively once he was ready, and it also helped the player himself development wise as he was able to continue playing in the Scottish Premiership week in and week out.
I don’t see a reason why the same can’t be done with Dylan Reid.