Exeter City manager Matt Taylor has hinted at an exit for recent Celtic target Joel Randall.
However, even though the Celtic board were convinced he has the talent and attitude to play at a higher level, a winter window move never materialised.
Randall has impressed in the South West this season, scoring 10 goals and registering five assists in 35 appearances in all competitions.
As per a report by Devon Live, Taylor admitted the Grecians will continue to look to sell their young players over the next few years.
“We have the next ones on the list to sell and the transfer line to speak, and it will keep on happening if we keep investing in the academy and giving our youngsters the opportunity, and whoever it is next, they will have had an opportunity.
“Some people don’t like it as you are sacrificing success to give opportunity to young players but we are still fighting towards the top of the League Two table when giving players the opportunity, and we might have another Ollie Watkins in our midst at the moment.
“No-one has mentioned that but it you look at what Joel Randall has done, Josh Key has done, if they keep improving next season and beyond, then someone will buy them, and it will be a good club that buys them, and you never know where they might end up.”
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Randall, who can play on either flank, could be a shrewd addition at Celtic Park, should the Hoops go back in for the player this summer.
It seems as is if Randall also fits one of two Celtic transfer policies of being a UK-based prospect with high upside potential available either on a pre-contract, or for a nominal fee.
Charlton were eyeing a £300,000 move in January, so the Hoops may well be able to snap up his services for under seven figures.
In other news: Celtic could be offered £14.4m-rated ace this summer, find out more here.
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