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Celtic should snap up Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster on loan

The Hoops could give the 18-year-old his first shot at senior football.

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Liverpool youngster and England Under-17’s World Cup winner Rhian Brewster has been linked with a loan switch to Scotish champions Celtic and former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Scottish Herald has reported that Rodgers is determined to add him to his treble-chasing squad for next season.

If Brewster does arrive with the Hoops, very little will have been seen of the youngster in senior football. The striker has had minimal chances in the Premier League due to Liverpool’s formidable attacking options up-front.

Jurgen Klopp has previously expressed his delight at the 18-year-old’s progression and may be ready to give him plenty of first-team opportunities next term.

The youngster was formidable in the World Cup for England in last summer’s tournament, during which he picked up the Golden Boot as top-scorer in the overall competition.

The move would be perfect for the former Chelsea youth prospect who was pouched by Rodgers when he was Liverpool manager, back in 2015.

The current Celtic boss believed Brewster to be one of England’s most talented prospects and the youngster could be keen to join the manager who showed initial faith in him.

The teenager has lightning pace and is a fine finisher in front of goal.

With Celtic using the loan system to good effect in the past, it could be the perfect move for both parties.

Moussa Dembele is being linked with an exit from the Scottish champions and Odsonne Edouard is set to return to parent club Paris Saint-Germain.

Therefore, a move to Celtic Park could provide the perfect opportunity for Brewster to establish himself in senior football.

It could also be an opportunity for Rodgers to steal a potential transfer target from new Rangers manager, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Brewster was a key figure for the under-18’s coach at Liverpool and the legendary Reds captain had helped the talented teenager flourish throughout the season.

Brewster would not only be a luxury deal for Celtic but could be an opportunity to snatch a potential target from their fierce rivals.

I am a freelance sports journalist currently studying sports journalism at Staffordshire University with a passion for all things football. I'm a keen supporter of Liverpool Football Club, as well as my local side Forest Green Rovers. I've worked for online newspaper VAVEL UK as well as a media assistant for Chester FC in the Vanarama National League.

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Manchester City’s move for Lovro Majer could prove good news for Celtic

Celtic have been monitoring the talented Croatian for some time now.

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Manchester City are seemingly in the hunt for a talented Croatian midfielder, according to reports over the weekend. It is being suggested by The Sun that Lovro Majer is a City target for this summer. The report suggests that the NK Lokomotiva midfield talent is being eyed as an eventual replacement for the recently departed City legend Yaya Toure. A fee of £8 million is being mooted and if City are keen, it is hard not to see them making a deal happen.

But could this be good news for Celtic?

Celtic are also believed to be keen on Majer. Last summer Secolo XIX reported that Celtic were one of many teams interested in the player and that talk continued for much of the summer.

In the end, Celtic failed to secure any deal for Majer and he is now an expensive recruit after an exceptional season with his club side.

Celtic were again linked in March as they began preparing for the summer transfer window. But Manchester City making a move for the player might present the best chance of seeing Majer in a Celtic shirt next season.

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Whilst City rate Majer highly, it would appear unlikely he would walk straight into the first-team picture at the Etihad Stadium.

A loan deal would likely be the best solution for the 20-year-old. Celtic will then be knocking on the door.

The Bhoys have a good rapport with the Premier League champions and have done business with them on numerous occasions in the past. Patrick Roberts, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata and Olivier Ntcham all headed to Parkhead from City – either on loan or permanently.

Using that link to their advantage Majer would surely remain a Celtic target, even after he completes an expected transfer to Manchester City.

Whilst it would be disappointing not to have Majer permanently, Celtic would still get to experience the midfielder for a temporary spell. He could then show why he has been so highly rated for his performances in his homeland.

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Chancel Mbemba’s move to Celtic could be another success story for the Scottish top flight

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Tyneside hero Rafael Benitez has successfully maintained Newcastle United‘s Premier League status and the 58-year-old manager is already planning on a summer clear-out.

One of the players who has been linked with an exit from the club is talented defender Chancel Mbemba, who, according to the Chronicle, is being linked with a move to Celtic.

The 23-year-old has fallen out of favour with Benitez, despite starting positively under Steve Mclaren, since his move from Anderlecht in 2015.

The centre-back has made just 19 league starts for the Magpies this season and has not featured for the club since January when Newcastle were beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup.

The move would be perfect for Celtic, and would also be great for the Scottish Premier League, with the addition of a talented defender, who still has more to show from his time in North-East England.

Celtic are on course for another treble under Brendan Rodgers with the Hoops lining up against Motherwell on Saturday in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

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Despite the focus being purely on getting his sixth trophy as Celtic manager, the former Liverpool boss can be forgiven for already thinking about next season considering his former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has just taken over the reigns at Ibrox.

Mbemba was one of the stand-out players in his first season at Newcastle and Rodgers has become a manager famous for specialising in getting the best of young talents.

The likes of Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele are all talents who are thriving under the Northern Irish manager and Mbemba could be another success story when it comes to the Scottish top flight attracting the most promising of youngsters.

The Congo international is still relatively experienced and has still has the early years of his career to hone his talents. Under the right manager, he could be one of the standout players in a dominant Celtic team.

Mbemba’s omission from the first team has been one of the few disagreements fans have shared with their Spanish messiah and a his exit could ultimately come back to haunt Benitez.

Considering Rodgers impact when it comes to developing talent, his impact on Mbemba could see Newcastle fans ruing the Belgian defender’s departure.

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Celtic not being made to regret Saidy Janko sale

The former Celtic defender has failed to make a lasting impact at new club Saint-Etienne.

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Last summer Celtic decided the time had come to move Saidy Janko on from his time at Parkhead. The promising Swiss right-back had joined the club from Manchester United in 2015 with a reputation as one of his country’s top young talents.

However, things did not work out for Janko at Celtic. The Swiss full-back began his first season at Celtic in and around the first-team. However, he suffered a serious knee injury in October that left him out of action for most of the season.

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The following campaign and under new management in Brendan Rodgers it became clear he was not in the first-team picture. He was subsequently loaned out to Barnsley, where he had a mixed spell. Therefore, this summer saw Celtic decide to move him on. Janko was sold to French Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne for an undisclosed fee.

So did Celtic make a mistake selling the talented young Swiss defender?

At the start of the season, it certainly seemed so. Janko was a regular for Saint-Etienne until December. But results had dried up for the side and Janko found himself being dropped as a consequence. In the second half of the season, he played just three games out of 18 after the turn of the year.

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This week, a report in But! Football Club labelled Janko a flop as Les Verts fans have not been impressed with his performances for the club.

Celtic, at times, have needed cover in the right-back positions this season. But judging by his season at the French side, which gradually went downhill, Celtic were still right to move him on.

At just 22-years-old, the Swiss defender still has time to become a star with the Ligue 1 side. But Celtic fans won’t be losing any sleep over his departure just yet.

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