Burnley have offered Celtic target Thomas Robert a Turf Moor trial, according to The Daily Record.
The Lowdown: Robert’s Lennoxtown trial
The 20-year-old, son of former Newcastle ace Lauren, is currently contracted to League One side Airdrieonians.
Airdrie boss Ian Murray confirmed Robert’s Lennoxtown stint back in March, claiming it was a successful time training with the Hoops.
It now seems as if Celtic have competition when it comes to signing the Frenchman, though, following The Daily Record’s recent report.
The Latest: Burnley interest
The Daily Record claim that the Clarets scouted Robert last season and were left impressed.
Robert, who has scored four times and registered three assists for his current employers, is now set for a two-week trial with Sean Dyche’s side.
Various English clubs also watched the youngster during the previous campaign but his trial in Lancashire could lead to a permanent transfer.
The Verdict: Celtic’s off-field rebuild to cost them?
It seems as if the Hoops may have missed the boat when it comes to signing Robert.
Reports back in March suggested that Celtic wouldn’t make a decision on whether or not to sign Robert until a director of football and manager were in place.
As we know, they now have Ange Postecoglou in as manager but are still yet to bring in a DoF, with Martin O’Neill the latest man to be linked with the newly-created role.
O’Neill is thought to be keen on a Parkhead return as DoF, but it seems as if Celtic’s unfinished off-field rebuild could cost them when it comes to Robert.
In other news: Alan Nixon responds to Celtic’s interest in George Baldock with 6-word Twitter admission, find out more here.
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