Forget Premier League, Celtic is the best option for Reading's Liam Moore

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic looks on during the Celtic Training Session prior to the Group B UEFA Champions League match between Celtic and Bayern Muenchen on October 30, 2017 in...

With West Ham and West Brom in transition, Reading defender Liam Moore should be enticed instead by the chance to play for Celtic.

Liam Moore of Reading tackles Kieran Dowell of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Nottingham Forest at Madejski Stadium on October 31, 2017 in...

If Liam Moore is to leave Reading in the January transfer window, he won’t be short of options. The Mail reports that both West Ham and West Brom are interested in the 24-year-old centre-back while the Daily Record last week stated that Celtic had made him a priority in January.

But while a move to the Premier League would give Moore more exposure and no doubt swell his bank balance, Celtic is surely the standout option for a former England Under-21 international who is finally starting to fulfil his potential.

Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops need new defenders in January with injuries stretching their squad to its limit in the last few months. And the report claims that Celtic may even make Moore the most expensive defender in their history by paying up to £5 million.

Liam Moore of Reading takes some medication during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Reading at iPro Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Derby, England.

And Celtic would not only give Moore the chance to work with Rodgers, a manager renowned for helping players reach their full potential, they would also offer him Champions League football and the chance to get a few trophies on his CV.

West Ham and West Brom, in contrast, are two sides mired in transition who could either finish the season in mid-table or spend the next few months embroiled in a bitter relegation battle.

It remains to be seen whether David Moyes can turn The Hammers around but a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Watford on Sunday means fans haven’t gotten their hopes up.

Liam Moore of Reading reacts to missing his sides fourth penalty during the penalty shoot out during the Sky Bet Championship play off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley...

And who knows where West Brom will end up, having sacked Tony Pulis after a run of two wins in 21 games?

Moore may be tempted to seize his second chance in the Premier League after failing to make the grade with Leicester City but West Brom or West Ham does not look like the right environment right now.

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