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Slaven Bilic reportedly planning showdown talks with Celtic target Rekeem Harper

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Slaven Bilic reportedly planning showdown talks with Celtic target Rekeem Harper

Slaven Bilic is the new manager of West Brom.

Celtic target Rekeem Harper faces an uncertain future. But he will have showdown talks with his new West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic soon, according to The Express and Star.

Bilic was recently unveiled as West Brom’s new boss. And one of his first priorities will be sorting out the immediate future of midfielder Harper.

The England youth international is out of contract this summer and could be available for a mere compensation fee. That has attracted Celtic, according to The Daily Mail.

 

But Bilic – who was linked with the Celtic job recently (Sky Sports News) – will attempt to thrash out Harper’s future. West Brom remain hopeful that they can tie their promising youngster down.

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Bilic wants to bolster his squad for a promotion push after West Brom lost in the play-offs. And the ex-West Ham boss will hope to sell his project to Harper.

The 19-year-old played 30 games for the Baggies last season and is tipped for a bright future. But until his future is resolved, the Celtic rumours will persist.

TBR’s view

Celtic should keep a close eye on how these talks are progressing. If there is any indication that Harper could leave, Celtic simply must take the low-cost £235k (Express & Star) gamble on him.

But the Bhoys will not be alone in pursuit of the talented teenager. Tottenham have also been linked (The Daily Mail) so the race will be on if contract talks break down.

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