Celtic are preparing to receive interest for their youth winger Armstrong Okoflex. The English-Irishman is reportedly a target for clubs in the English Premier League according to The Telegraph.
The youngster hasn’t played for the first team but has made the bench. His stock and future is high but the Hoops might have a tough time keeping him at the club.
Celtic winger Armstrong Okoflex on EPL watch
The Telegraph report Okoflex is being ‘watched by Premier League clubs’.
The 17-year-old was brought in last September on a three year deal and has been playing for the youth team and reserves.
Okoflex was at Arsenal as a youngster and cited Brendan Rodgers as one of his reasons for joining.
He is progressing well and fans like what they are seeing so far from clips on YouTube and Twitter. Plus, supporters got a look at him in the youth cup final last season against Rangers that was shown on TV.
The Dubliner joined as a 16-year-old and had a personal target to play for the first team by age 17. That hasn’t happened yet unfortunately for Okoflex but he shouldn’t get himself down about it.
One man that he can look to for inspiration is Jeremie Frimpong whose rise to fame is a path he can follow.
Frimpong can inspire Irishman to Hoops team
Everyone is surprised that the Dutchman is becoming a starter with Celtic following his arrival.
Like Okoflex, Frimpong arrived from an EPL youth team and went straight into Celtic’s development squad. However, his performances got the attention of Neil Lennon and John Kennedy.
Injuries are allowing Frimpong to prove the management pair made the right choice with the 18-year-old.
Okoflex can look at Frimpong’s rise and bide his time as well as trying to get the manager’s eye. The path is there if he wants to take it.
But, if Premier League teams come calling and promise first team football there could be a dilemma. Then it would be down to a stick or twist decision for Lennon with his latest highly rated youngster.