Celtic are believed to be on the verge of sealing a January transfer for another bright Australian talent.
Ray Gatt, who is the Chief Soccer Writer for The Australian, has claimed that Western Sydney striker Stefan Nikolic is close to agreeing to a deal with the Scottish Premiership champions.
Hearing that highly talented young Western Sydney striker Stefan Nikolic is close to signing with Celtic. Also understand that Manchester United have also shown interest.
— Ray Gatt (@Gatty54) January 24, 2019
The 15-year-old is thought to have impressed during a trial with the club’s developmental side last year, per the CeltsAreHere Blog, and The Bhoys were keen to snap him up.
It is also understood that Brendan Rodgers’ side were not the only team thought to have an interest in the teenager, with Manchester United also being credited.
Should Nikolic arrive at Parkhead, he would not be the only Australian at the club, with the likes of Tom Rogic, Daniel Arzani and Leo Mazis already in Lennoxtown.
Nikolic is certainly a signing for the future and there will be a sense that he has the ability to become a great player.
The 15-year-old must have impressed during his trial at Celtic last year for them to take a chance on him, whilst the rumours that Manchester United were also interested must be a sign of the things he may be able to achieve.
With the number of Australians already at the club, Nikolic may find it a little easier to settle in a place so far away from home.
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