Celtic Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond is negotiating with the agents of Thomas Robert with regards to joining training at Lennoxtown next week, The Daily Record reports.

As we discussed earlier, Robert is being eyed for a training trial after months of speculation linking him to the Bhoys.

The Record have now provided a few more details.

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It’s said that Tosh McKinlay has scouted the player for Celtic. He is the man keen on giving him a chance training with the reserve side.

However, there’s a potential barrier. Covid red tape and insurances are still to be ‘rubber stamped’ before he can arrive at Lennoxtown.


Aberdeen and Rangers are also showing interest in the Airdrie United talent. The Record reports that Derek McInnes considered making a move for him in January, while the Ibrox side have also been scouting him since his arrival in Scottish football.

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Celtic have Thomas Robert advantage with training move

With a variety of Scottish Premiership clubs showing interest, Celtic are making a positive move here in bringing the young talent into the club.

Airdrie aren’t playing right now of course, due to Government restrictions, opening up a unique window for Celtic to exploit.

Celtic training Thomas Robert

Celtic transfer target Thomas Robert / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

We’re stealing a march on any signing rivals. It also allows coaches to see up close whether he has the talent to make an impact in the Celtic squad.

If he doesn’t end up making the grade, we can rest easy even if one of our division rivals decide to take a punt.

In other news, Scott Sinclair has been reflecting on his time at Celtic.

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