Celtic, Man City, and Crystal Palace are all battling it out to try and sign QPR youngster, Sinclair Armstrong, according to a report from Goal.
The report claims that the teenager is a wanted man after impressing at Loftus Road since moving there from Ireland. He has been in amongst the goals for the R’s at youth level and has caught the eye.
However, his contract until 2021 means he could be free to negotiate with another club from now. Further, that apparently puts Celtic at ‘an advantage’ given they’re classed as an overseas club and can initiate talks now if they wanted.
Armstrong was said to be a man in-demand before joining QPR and he has continued his upward trend. Pep Guardiola’s men are reportedly keen on him, while London rivals Palace are also sniffing.
But Celtic could offer him the quickest pathway into first-team football and Armstrong will, no doubt, have a decision to make soon.
TBR View: A top young player, there’s nothing to lose for Celtic
Armstrong is clearly very highly-rated. You don’t catch the eye of Man City and Guardiola without having something a bit special about you.
Celtic, then, have little to lose in trying to sign the youngster. They can offer him a deal better than that at QPR and can also offer him a pathway into first-team football as well.
If he is that good, then he’ll develop and Celtic could then sell on for a profit. It really is a no-brainer if they can get a deal over the line.