Celtic now look set to fend off interest from Liverpool for Daniel Kelly, with the young playmaker set to pen a professional deal at Parkhead.
The Lowdown: Multiple clubs keen
The Hoops have lost a number of young talents in recent years, with Ben Doak set to become the latest with a transfer to Liverpool edging closer.
The Reds were also circling over a swoop for Kelly, along with Arsenal and Benfica. Kelly, a creative central midfielder, is just 16 years of age and is actually the godson of former Celtic striker Scott McDonald, with the Hoops connection set to continue.
The Latest: Three-year deal
The Daily Record’s Scott Burns shared a story late on Tuesday evening, revealing Kelly is set to pen a three-year professional deal at Celtic Park despite the interest from Anfield.
Burns added that a contract is set to be finalised before the end of the week, with left-back Mitchel Frame in line for a similar deal.
The Verdict: Good news
It appeared at one point that the Hoops were unable to hold onto any of their future stars, with the likes of Liam Morrison, Barry Hepburn, Josh Adam and Liam Hughes just some who have departed for some of Europe’s biggest clubs in recent years.
Doak looks set to join that list with a move to Anfield, however, Celtic chiefs now look set for a long-awaited boost with two players closing in on permanent deals.
Hopefully, both Kelly and Frame go on to become first-team regulars in years to come and the Hoops stay in constant communication in regards to a pathway to Ange Postecoglou’s plans.
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