Teenage defender Liam Morrison admits the decision behind his summer move from Celtic to Bayern Munich was a “no brainer”.
The Bundesliga giants confirmed the capture of the 16-year-old from the Hoops’ youth set-up last week.
The Scotland Under-17 international centre-back is the very definition of a modern ball-playing defender and has even been likened to former World Cup winner and ex-Bayern star Mats Hummels There is no doubt that Celtic have lost one of their top academy prospects to Germany and Morrison has now explained his departure from his boyhood club. He told the Daily Mail:
“Celtic tried hard to keep me but my decision was already made as soon as Bayern came in.” “I loved every minute of my time at Celtic and I have to thank every one of the people I worked with who helped me so much.
“But when the Bayern offer came along, it’s not really a club you can turn down is it? “It was such an attractive offer. It was a no brainer for me and my family.
“It was surprising when I heard. My dad and me were sitting in the living room watching football when a text came from my agent David Moss saying Bayern were interested.”
Celtic, meanwhile, need to beat AIK Solna to reach the Europa League group stages and are 1.50 favourites to clinch a first-leg lead against the Swedes at Parkhead this week.