Celtic are set to start negations with West Ham as the Scottish Champions aim to sign Veron Parkes in the coming weeks.

The 18-year-old will not sign a new contact with the Hammers as Parkes is very keen to make a move away from the English club to get more first team action.

Celtic have a great track record at given youngsters a chance, the Hoops have been very successful over the past decade at producing some top level stars.

For this reason, Parkes has done his homework on Celtic and he believes that Lennon could offer him the chance that he wants as a footballer.

The West Ham player could be an absolute steal at the quoted £300K and depending on his ability, could very well be a future star for the Hoops.

Not A First Team Player Yet

If Lennon manages to sign Parkes, he would not be anywhere near first team material straight out the bag, this will obviously take time as he would be jumping to a much more physical league and will probably spend a few months training and playing some reserve games.

However, Parkes could surprise us the same way as Frimpong and be an instant hit.