Celtic youngster Brody Paterson has signed a three-year contract at the Hoops, the club announced via the official website this evening.
The 19-year-old attacker has clearly impressed coaches over the last 12 months having been part of Tommy McIntyre’s reserves side and has committed to the club until 2023.
Now at a critical age in his development, he’ll be hoping to make a push into Neil Lennon’s plans, knowing he has the backing of the club.
The player had actually taken to social media last week to discuss his new deal but it had not yet been confirmed by Celtic.
He wrote on Twitter: “Buzzing to have signed a new 3 year deal at Celtic, extremely proud moment for myself and the family. Can’t wait to get back playing and continuing the hard work.”
— Brody Paterson (@brodypatersonn) May 21, 2020
Lennon has demonstrated previously he’s not averse to playing young players if he reckons they are good enough with talents like Karamoko Dembele and Jeremie Frimpong getting opportunities over the last 12 months.
Now that he’s here long-term, there could even be the chance for Paterson to head out on loan and show what he can do with more regular week-to-week action.
With Celtic’s activity in the transfer market uncertain considering potential financial limitations during the ongoing public health crisis, we could even see more young players get an opportunity than in normal times.
Good luck Brody!