Celtic will battle Hibernian in the race to sign Sligo Rovers forward Johnny Kenny, according to Irish Fan TV founder Paul Nealon.
The Lowdown: Kenny profiled
Kenny, described as a ‘really important’ signing by Rovers boss Liam Buckley earlier this year, is 18 years of age and is an out and out centre-forward.
The Hoops were linked with Kenny over the summer, and it seems as if they are back in for the teenager heading into the January window.
The Latest: Nealon’s post
Nealon took to Twitter late on Tuesday evening to provide an update on Kenny’s future.
He claimed that the Hoops and Hibs, who will meet in the League Cup final on Sunday, are set to ‘battle it out’ for Kenny ‘over the next few days’.
The Verdict: Fourth January target?
Celtic aren’t hanging around when it comes to putting plans in place for the winter window, and it seems as if Kenny could be the club’s fourth January target.
Ange Postecoglou is looking to bring in Japanese trio Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi, so Kenny could well be the fourth addition of 2022.
Should Celtic pip Hibs in the race for Kenny, they could have a future star on their hands, with the youngster already finding the back of the net in senior football for fun.
Either way, the fact the club are prepared in advance and acting fast for the January window should have fans breathing a sigh of relief after the recent years of tumultuous transfer business under Peter Lawwell and Dominic McKay.
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