It was a fight between two of Scotland’s biggest clubs but the Premiership club got the signature of the man they both wanted. Scott Allan was one of the brightest talents to come out of the Scottish league after playing a number of years in the lower divisions of England, but the fight between the two Glasgow giants certainly proves he has a lot of potential.
The 24-year-old finally signed for Celtic at the start of the season after his previous club Hibernian decided not to sell to Rangers, who are a direct rival. Celtic should win the Scottish Premiership this season and Allan could well have a huge hand to play in that for the Bhoys.
We provide a bit of information about Allan and find out just why is Allan so highly rated.
From England to Scotland
Allan was born in Glasgow and has stated that he is a Ranger supporter yet he joined the Dundee United side when he was just 10-years-old in 2001. He joined the senior side in 2010 and played a couple of seasons for them before his loan spells at various clubs started.
He signed up for Forfar Athletic in 2010 before signing permanently for West Bromwich Albion in England. He had multiple loan moves to clubs in England before coming back to Scotland in 2014 and signing for Hibernian who were playing in the Scottish Championship.
Allan is a gifted individual and can play in central midfield or in attack either as a right winger or an attacking midfielder. The right footed former Scotland U21 international seems to have the greatest influence when he plays behind the striker.
There are high expectations from the 24-year-old, he has excellent control of the ball and has an eye for that through ball. The midfielder also has a lot of flair, something that Ronny Deila will hope to use for the club this season.
It might not be easy to get into the Celtic team due to the form of Johansen, Bitton, Brown and Rogic but Deila had stated that he is willing to give the youngster a chance, especially after a couple of great performances while coming off the bench.
Allan has a lot of competition for the midfield positions in the Celtic team but he does have the confidence of the manager and is a bright spark coming from Scottish football. Allan might be a Rangers supporter but he now has the chance to show what he can do on the pitch by putting on the green and white of Celtic.