Speaking on the 22-year-old midfielder, Watt had this to say on the matter of replacing the Celtic legend.
He said: “Someone I’d love to see us pick up – and I believe he’s actually available right now to sign a pre-contract – is Allan Campbell at Motherwell. I think the guy’s got a really big future ahead of him.
“He’s obviously played alongside [David] Turnbull before. And I think he could be the next Scott Brown in that position. He plays a sort of box-to-box the way that Brown did in his younger years.
“And I think as he develops, he’ll drop deeper and deeper into the pitch and he offers a lot. If you had the choice between him and Ferguson, for me, it would be Alan Campbell.”
Could Allan Campbell replace Scott Brown?
TIF Thoughts on Watt’s comments…
For Watt to suggest Campbell could be a long-term replacement for a Celtic legend like Brown is a massive compliment. However, Celtic are expected to bring in a new permanent manager before the summer who is likely to come into the club with his own transfer targets with the summer window not too far away, so it is anyone’s guess what the future holds for both players at this stage.