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Report: Celtic want to sign Scottish prodigy who’s ‘consistently shown his qualities’

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Report: Celtic want to sign Scottish prodigy who’s ‘consistently shown his qualities’

Celtic have reportedly joined the race to sign Ross County prodigy James Graham amid interest from Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 15-year-old striker has impressed for his club’s Under-16 and Under-18 sides and has already spent time at the Red Devils academy along with that of Liverpool.

On his spell at Anfield, Ross County Head of Academy Operations Jim Kelly told the club’s official website: “This is a great opportunity for James.

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“After having such a good season for us this year in our U16 team and then being introduced to our U18 team it’s been a fantastic period for him.

“James has consistently shown his qualities, which has been recognised by Liverpool. It is a real compliment to the work being done in our academy that James has been given this chance.”

 

Graham, born on the Isle of Lewis, only joined the Staggies last year but is already being tipped for a move to a bigger club thanks to his exploits for their youth sides.

The Scottish Sun claims that United now want to get him in for another trial when football can finally resume, but they now face competition from two other clubs for his services.

Celtic are the only Scottish club reported to have registered an interest in Graham thus far, while English Premier League high-flyers Wolves have seemingly thrown their name in the hat also.

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While Celtic have some tough competition for the highly-rated young forward from south of the border, the Hoops can offer something important at quite a formative stage in his development – a stay in Scotland.

In addition, the Bhoys academy is high-calibre, with the likes of Karamoko Dembele coming through the ranks at a good pace whilst being shielded from the majority of media attention so as to not hamper his development, so definitely something for Graham to think about.

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