In Focus: Keeping Stuart Armstrong is huge for Celtic’s ambitions

As reported by The Daily Record, Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong but they are unlikely to make much progress.

What’s the story?

Armstrong is having a stand-out season in a Celtic shirt, his best yet since joining from Dundee United. His form is now attracting attention from ambitious clubs in England.

The Record say Brighton boss Chris Hughton is a big admirer of the Scotland international and is hoping to sign him this summer to bolster his squad ahead of their bid to make a splash in the English Premier League next season.

Celtic though, will be rebuffing all advances and are hoping he signs a new contract soon, say the paper. Armstrong is entering the last year of his deal but the Hoops are confident he will extend his stay.

The future

If Celtic do manager to keep Armstrong around the club for years to come then it’ll be a key step to ensuring stability and success going forward.

The 25 year old has emerged as potentially the top performer in the Celtic midfield this season, even earning a nomination for the Scottish PFA Player Of The Year award.

He’s also chipped in 14 goals, highlighting his desire and ability to make clever forward runs into the final third, a huge attribute in the modern midfielder.

Some fans are even touting him as a future captain when Scott Brown hangs up his boots. Coming into his prime, it appears as if supporters are yet to see the best of Stuart Armstrong at the club.