Manchester United have received numerous bids for Blackettbut Celtic are the favorites to land the youngster on a season long loan deal.
Blackett, an England Under 21 international, has played 11 times for the Manchester United first team.
Recent signings made by Louis Van Gaal has casted shadow over growth of youth players. Blind’s versatility has allowed Manchester United to let go of Blackett on loan and Johny Evans to West Brom on a permanent deal.
Celtic, who are in Group A of Europa League, are a destination where Blackett can evolve and overcome the shortcomings he faced in his brief time at Old Trafford.
Red Devil’s manager believes that this move will benefit the player and his progress at Celtic will allow him to judge whether he fits in Van Gaal’s future plans or not.
Ajax, Fernerbahce and Molde are the other three teams drawn in the Group A of the Europa League alongside Blackett’s Celtic.