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Report suggests Celtic face battle to land 21-year-old midfield sensation

Celtic supporters were toasting their side’s 59-game unbeaten run in domestic football in the Transfer Tavern over the weekend after watching the Bhoys edge past Dundee 1-0 on Saturday to keep them top of the Scottish Premiership.

Brendan Rodgers’ side won the title, Scottish Cup, and Scottish League Cup last term to continue their dominance of football north of the border, and they remain relentless this time round as well as Oliver Ntcham’s 61st minute strike condemned Neil McCann’s Dundee to a fifth league defeat of the season.

For Celtic though, attentions turn to a trip to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night, yet there may some concerning news ahead for the Scottish giants if a recent report from The Daily Record is anything to go by.

And that’s because they report that Championship outfit Nottingham Forest have joined the race for St Mirren’s Lewis Morgan, a reported target of Celtic earlier this year.

The 21-year-old made the move to St Mirren Park back in 2013, and just a year later made his senior debut for the club by coming on as a late substitute in their 2-1 defeat to Celtic on September 27.

And the young midfielder has since gone from strength to strength with 89 further first team appearances for the Saints, in which time he has scored 19 goals and laid on 14 assists, the vast majority of which have come in the last 12 months or so.

And his fine form has reportedly attracted the interest of Rodgers’ Celtic, as well as Birmingham City and Rangers, and they now face an even greater challenge landing Morgan as Forest have reportedly joined the pursuit of the midfield sensation.

Thus, it remains unclear as to what the future holds for the 21-year-old.

Landlord’s verdict: St Mirren’s Lewis Morgan has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 12 months or so, and is now an integral part of the squad under manager Jack Ross.

And with eight goals in 14 games in all competitions this term as well, the 21-year-old isn’t letting up, so it’s no surprise to see Scottish giants Celtic expressing an interest in his services.

Brendan Rodgers’ side hold all the aces given their lofty status and almost guaranteed Champions League football every season, yet Nottingham Forest have also joined the race for the youngster, who may see greater first team progression in an arguably more competitive league at the City Ground.

Thus, the Bhoys have a battle on their hands to land the midfielder in the coming transfer windows.

Celtic fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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