According to the Daily Mail, Celtic are interested in Fleetwood Town defender Josh Feeney.

Feeney, who only turned 16 on Thursday, is a candidate for England and Scotland at the under-16 stage. Under Simon Grayson, he has been on the bench in three recent first-team games and seems to match one of two Hoops move tactics.

Celtic are searching for youth, UK-based players with high upside potential who are available either on a pre-contract, or for a small fee,’ according to The Athletic in January.

Feeney seems to match the description, and owing to cross-border payout fee laws, the Hoops may have an edge over English suitors.

As previously said, a host of English clubs are also interested in signing the teenager. Aston Villa, Leeds United, Leicester City, and Wolves have all contacted Fleetwood about Feeney in recent months.

As a result, if the Hoops want to get a contract done with the young stars, they will have to move quickly.

With this whole saga regarding Colt teams being able to join lower leagues, Celtic could offer players guaranteed game time with the chance to move into the first team, something we have lost over the years.