Celtic have joined the race to sign Hearts youngster James Wilson [Daily Record].

The 15-year-old was named as academy player of the year at Tynecastle last season.

A number of clubs are said to be interested in the academy star who is also attracting attention from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Celtic appear to be wanting to boost their academy with it being reported that the club are also interested in speaking to Motherwell’s Jonjo Webb, Aberdeen’s Lewis Pirie, Partick Thistle’s Hayden Borland and Hamilton’s Joshua McDonald.

In recent years, there has been a number of top talent which have departed Celtic to pastures new and it is important that those prospects are replaced.

Current examples such as Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Stephen Welsh and Anthony Ralston prove that the breakthrough can happen with the Hoops always having had a strong core of homegrown talent amongst their ranks.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Motherwell – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 14, 2022 Celtic’s Callum McGregor celebrates winning the Scottish Premiership with the trophy REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Ange Postecoglou is trying his best to create a pathway for internal talent with it hoped that players such as Rocco Vata and Ben Summers eventually get a chance to impress.

Rules have changed around recruiting new talent with clubs now allowed to send letters to club with the player making the decision on whether they want to speak to them with Celtic reportedly having sent out a good number.

If a player signs a professional deal, it will be the only time their previous side receives any finance off the deal.



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