Celtic have reportedly won the race for Scunthorpe United youngster Joey Dawson.
The Lowdown: Dawson’s record-breaking past
Dawson, who appears to be on his way to Parkhead, became the youngest player in Scunthorpe’s history back in 2019.
He was just 16 years, 75 days old when he played in the Carabao Cup for the Iron.
Dawson, who can play as an attacking midfielder or a striker, is also the nephew to Tottenham Hotspur hero Michael Dawson, who made 325 appearances for Spurs between 2005 and 2014.
The Latest: Dawson passes Celtic medical
According to Iron Bru, Dawson has rejected a long-term deal at Scunthorpe.
He was attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs but has now reportedly passed a medical ahead of a proposed move to Scotland.
The Hoops will have to pay a fee for Dawson, but he appears to be a player who fits the club transfer strategy of being a UK-based prospect available for a nominal fee.
The Verdict: Howe’s first signing?
Reports have suggested that Eddie Howe has agreed to become the new Celtic manager, with an official announcement possibly spilling into next week.
With Howe agreeing on a Celtic Park deal, you’d expect he would be fully aware of a move for Dawson.
So, it appears as if the teenager could become Howe’s first signing as Hoops boss, should the 43-year-old be announced prior to Dawson.
Celtic have already secured the services of Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Shaw on a pre-contract, and with the pending arrival of Dawson, it appears as if the Hoops are looking at building for the future.
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