Celtic looking to land signing coup with move for highly-rated Sinclair Armstrong

By John McGinley

January 21, 2021

Celtic are one of the big clubs in the hunt for QPR youngster Sinclair Armstrong.

Goal reports that Manchester City and Crystal Palace are also keen on the 17-year-old, who is a youth international with the Republic of Ireland.

Armstrong emerged as a hot prospect at Shamrock Rovers where he made his professional debut at the age of just 15.

He broke into the first-team as a regular last year amidst the pandemic before sealing a move to England with QPR.

However, his contract only runs to the end of the season, meaning he’s available on a pre-contract basis this month.

The Dubliner is now attracting interest from across the continent, having previously spent time on trial at Hoffenheim in Germany.

Sinclair Armstrong wouldn’t be the only Irish youngster at Celtic

The Bhoys have a number of Irish youth prospects on the books already.

Lee O’Connor, Luca Connell, Jonathan Afolabi, Barry Coffey and Armstrong Oko-Flex have all been signed in recent years.

Could that provide Celtic with an advantage when it comes to attracting Armstrong? Perhaps.

However, the club might also need to demonstrate there’s a recognised path to the first-team.

Celtic target Sinclair Armstrong / (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

None of those mentioned above are regulars and only one has made a senior debut in competitive action.

Armstrong, a striker, may find his chances limited over the next couple of years.

A name to watch over the coming weeks and months.

In other news, Celtic have been linked with a Premier League veteran.