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Celtic selling this Scotland U21 ace would not only be wise for the club but also an excellent move for the player

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Neil Lennon is doing well in his second spell as Celtic manager. (Getty Images)

Why Celtic selling Calvin Miller would be good for the player

According to a report in Evening Times, English club Portsmouth want to sign Celtic youngster Calvin Miller on a loan deal before the deadline of the summer transfer window. The transfer window of League One/Two clubs are open along side other clubs in Europe.

The 21-year-old, a Scotland U21 international, is an academy product at Celtic. He has already served two short-term loan spells at Ayr United and Dundee United in the past.

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The youngster is now deemed surplus to requirement by current manager Neil Lennon. He is all set to leave Parkhead before the deadline. (h/t Evening Times)

On the other hand, Portsmouth boss is keen on having the left-back cum left-winger on a loan deal with an option of buying him later. (h/t Evening Times)

Here’s why Celtic offloading Miller is the right decision and how it would suit the player:

Better to play and get better rather than waiting

Calvin Miller is a versatile left-sided player, who prefers to play at left-back but is comfortable operating as a left-winger/ right-winger if required.

He has made only five appearances for Celtic’s first-team but has done well for their reserves and also during loan spells at Ayr United and Dundee United. The 21-year-old is a quality player but he needs more game time to further refine himself.

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In terms of his attributes, Miller possesses good pace to make runs up and down the field from wide areas. He is a good dribbler of the ball and is a decent defender in one-v-one situations. However, he could do better with his crossing.

At the tender age of 21, he will improve and learn more by playing first-team football often. That’s the only way he can hope to make the cut at the top level.

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Conclusion

If Celtic are looking to sell/loan out Calvin Miller, it is the right decision and it would aid the future of the player and his development.