The versatile midfielder became among the Hoops’ 10 arrivals last summer, after moving to Celtic from Bolton Wanderers, and here are our three possible pathways for his future.
Bear with me, as I know it is a claim to make is to make an appearance for the staff and contemplating he is. However, the initial signs all have been positive.
Soon after joining in the summer, Football Insider published a report saying how a source near the club showed impressed Neil Lennon and his backroom staff was by the teenager.
The report continues by indicating make him a member of the group towards the latter stages of this year and Lennon had planned to give him his debut.
What’s more, the 18-year-old has also been involved with training with the first-team during the course of this season, which is very likely to be an invaluable experience for him.
Connell has assembled a streak of performances this season, and he is on the path to becoming a favorite.
We have seen it before where there seems a participant to have the capability but he does not quite hit the heights.
The likes of Lewis Morgan, Andrew Gutman, and Charly Musonda, albeit he had been on loan, have arrived at the club after strong reviews, together with Brendan Rodgers describing Celtic’s catch of the latter as a”coup.”
However, Musonda managed only eight looks throughout his spell, whilst Morgan never actually broke into the beginning line-up on a constant basis and Gutman has not even kicked a ball for Celtic yet.
And Connell will have to be cautious that his career does not go down the exact same path.
Another thing we have seen is players flourishing before leaving for transfer fees for the club in Celtic.
Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney are the latest examples of the system, and Kristoffer Ajer could be the next following recent remarks made by his representative about a summer departure.
And if Connell does triumph at Celtic, he is the next in line to draw attention before leaving for a fee from the big hitters of Europe.