Celtic are closely monitoring Carlisle United defender Jarrad Branthwaite ahead of the January window, Football Insider can reveal.
The centre-back, 17, has caught the eye of scouts north and south of the border after breaking into the League Two club’s starting XI this season.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that the club are keeping tabs on Branthwaite and compiling a dossier on him as they plot a potential January swoop.
The Scottish giants have been alerted to the teenager by his precocious performances for the Cumbrian side this campaign.
He has made nine appearances across all competitions for Carlisle and started their last five league matches.