In Focus: Securing young Scottish talent is a key transfer priority for Celtic

As reported by The Daily Mail, Celtic are interested in signing Scottish youngsters Lewis Morgan and Jack Hendry this January from St Mirren and Dundee.

What’s the story?

The upcoming transfer window is an important one for Celtic. Their treble-winning squad is a talented one but adding talent in key positions could inject a freshness back into their game and allow them to hit their full potential.

The Daily Mail report that two players on Brendan Rodgers’ radar are Lewis Morgan and Jack Hendry. They say the duo were both in attendance during the Hoops’ defeat to Anderlecht this week.

Left winger Morgan, who is said to be a £500,000 target for clubs like Nottingham Forest has been in lethal form for the Buddies this term, while defender Jack Hendry, who The Mail report is interesting English Premier League sides also, has been a stand-out for the Dees.

Who are they?

Lewis Morgan isn’t quite a household name in Scotland yet, but is definitely making a name for himself at high-flying St Mirren, who find themselves in second place in the Scottish Championship after 15 matches as they look to make a return to the top-flight.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has played a massive part in that, scoring 10 goals for his side in all competitions, following up on his return of nine goals and six assists last term. He’s played his way into the Scotland U21 set-up and is currently one of the brightest prospects at his age level in the country.

Jack Hendry returned to Scottish football this season after moving to Wigan Athletic from Partick Thistle in 2015. The 22-year-old defender impressed for Dundee during the Hoops’ 1-0 victory against them in October with Brendan Rodgers singling him out for special praise, exclaiming that he ‘looks a talent’.

Adding the best young Scottish talent to their squad is a key aim for Celtic, with the benefit of working under Rodgers and his staff almost sure to bring on their game if they apply themselves.

Are they the next wave of Scottish youngsters to make an impression on the Bhoys?

 


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