Celtic and Brighton will look to terminate Shane Duffy’s loan spell six months early.
That is according to former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the 28-year-old’s wretched time in Glasgow.
Seagulls loanee Duffy made a strong initial impression in Scotland with two goals in his first two appearances as Celtic won each of his first five Scottish Premiership matches.
But things have subsequently unravelled for the Republic of Ireland international and he delivered a series of poor performances before losing his place in the team.
Duffy has not started a match for Neil Lennon’s side since the 4-1 Europa League loss at Sparta Prague on 5 November.
Campbell suspects the Glasgow giants will look to terminate the season-long loan agreement at the halfway point amid a report from Video Celts the recall option will be exercised in January.
“Shane Duffy has been highly successful in the Premier League and you would have expected him to hit the ground running,” he told Football Insider.
“But Celtic have not been playing well, it is not just him. They have been conceding cheap goals and struggling to score.
“They are not blowing teams away anymore so every player will be looked at. The club may look at the Duffy situation and see it as a cost they do not need. That is probably the way they are looking at it.”
Celtic agreed to pay Brighton £2.5million for the defender’s services on a temporary basis in September.
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