Report: Celtic 'keeping tabs' on St Mirren youngster Dylan Reid; trained with Benfica

By John McGinley

December 12, 2019

Celtic are showing interest in St Mirren youngster Dylan Reid, according to The Scottish Sun.

The player is already attracting the attention of giant clubs around Europe, with the paper reporting he has trained with Benfica in Portugal this week, with a planned trip to Bayern Munich in the new year.

However, big Scottish clubs are also keen, with both Celtic and Rangers said to be ‘keeping tabs’ on his situation.

Bayern have shown they are interested in the Scottish market recently, managing to convince Celtic youngster Liam Morrison to make the switch to Germany this year.

St Mirren head of youth Allan McManus told The Scottish Sun about Reid’s situation, saying: “Dylan has been doing extremely well and working hard to improve himself.

“Some big clubs are recognising that and have come to us with requests for him to visit them.

“It’s fantastic experience for him, but we hope to continue working with him in the years ahead and striving towards getting him into our first team.”

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Still just 14, there’s no reason for too much pressure to be placed on the youngster’s shoulders, but Celtic should definitely be keeping track of the best young talents in Scotland.

He’s already a part of the national team set-up, taking part in last months Scotland U16 Victory Shield side.

That clubs in Portugal and Germany are actively scouting over here shows there are exciting teenagers coming through across the country.

Hopefully, one day, that’s a benefit to first-teams in the Scottish Premiership.