Nathanael Mbuku has become a target of Celtic as the Scottish Champions are eager to make him a future first-team player.

The 18-year-old has been on great form for French club Stade de Reims as Celtic have been scouting him for the last 12 matches this season.

With a value of around £7.5 million, Stade de Reims have stated that many clubs in France and Italy have been tracking the striker also and that Mbuku will not be sold for a bargain price.

The Scottish Champions have previously managed to lure a few highly-rated French players from Ligue 1 to play first-team football in Scotland’s top league, with players such as Jullien and Edouard becoming big hits amongst the Hoops fans.

The price tag does seem a high value but Celtic took a gamble on Odsonne Edouard who wasn’t even a first-team player for PSG and the Celtic board forked out a staggering £9 million for the Frenchman who will indeed go for at least triple that amount this summer.

According to French publication Footmercato the Scottish Champions could be seeking a permanent deal for the player as they look to build a team for the future when Odsonne Edouard finally gets his move away from Glasgow.

Could this be a good move for Celtic?

We must change the way we have been signing players and if Nathanael Mbuku is as highly rated as the media have stated, then yes we should go for it and try to build for next season.

The Celtic board clearly see the 18-year-old as an investment not just for the squad but financially too.