His manager has tipped him for Celtic – and Jamie McGrath has similarities to David Turnbull according to St Mirren teammate Richard Tait.

The right-back worked with Turnbull at Motherwell, with the midfielder moving to Celtic for £3 million this season. Tait sees similarities in McGrath, who has been linked with a move to Aberdeen this week. St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin believes he could shine at a club like Celtic and Paisley man Tait also believes the sky’s the limit.

Tait believes he could shine for someone like Celtic.

Tait believes he could shine for someone like Celtic. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

He said of McGrath: “He’s a fantastic player. I think everyone can see that. He’s scored quite a lot of goals this year but even forgetting about that, his overall play has been outstanding. I always joke with him that he’s the best player in the world. He doesn’t believe it when I say it but that’s what I believe.

“I think he’s been unbelievable. Having been at Motherwell with a player like David Turnbull who has gone on to play for Celtic, I can see no reason why Jamie McGrath can’t go do the same and play for a big side. He could just as easily go down to England and play for one of the big sides down there.

“I’m really looking forward to playing with Jamie as long as I can and also seeing what his career holds in the future. Aberdeen is a fantastic club and it would certainly be a good move for him. As much as I’d love him to be at St Mirren for as long as he can.

“I think he’s a fantastic player and other teams will see that. He could have a pick of a number of clubs to be honest with you.”

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