Report: Celtic admire teenage talent Kyle Joseph; also wanted by Rodgers' Leicester

By John McGinley

July 12, 2020

Wigan Athletic’s financial situation could lead to a Celtic move for teenage striking talent Kyle Joseph, The Sun reports.

The English Championship side are currently in administration and preparing to shed their wage bill in an effort to attract potential buyers and pay imminently due bills.

They are now eager to move on a variety of first-team and youth talents with a number of big clubs interested in capitalising on the situation, including the Hoops.

Scotland U19 international Kyle Joseph is one of those named in the report, which states that Sheffield United and Leicester City are both keen on the youngster.

Celtic are cited as another team who admire the teenager.

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It’s said that the club which can offer him the clearest path to the first-team has the best chance of signing him up.

The 18-year-old has yet to make his senior debut but has impressed in the FA Youth Cup this season, scoring two goals in their efforts to reach the 6th Round before being defeated by Manchester United.

Despite his age, the striker already stands 6ft 1in tall according to Transfermarkt, so could develop into a player with a strong physical presence in attack, in contrast to Celtic’s other options right now.

Celtic are eyeing one of Wigan Athletic’s teenage talents / (Photo by Dave Howarth – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He’s represented Scotland at U18 and U19 levels, making eight youth international appearances in total.

Director of Football Operations Nick Hammond hasn’t been shy in utilising his football contacts to bolster the club’s development squads, bringing a number of talents from England to Glasgow last summer, from defence through to attack.

Is it time to add another who is available for a low fee?