By Coral Barry

Celtic will welcome Paul-Joseph Crossan to their youth ranks after the Hoops reached an agreement with Dunfermline for the striker, according to a report.

The 17-year-old caught the eye of the Scottish giants after a breakthrough season for Dunfermline, who were thought to have already knocked back several bids for their youngster.

The Scottish Sun now claim a figure has been settled on after Dunfermline accepted they were not going to be able to convince Crossan to remain at the club.

It is believed at least three offers from Celtic were turned down by Dunfermline and it was thought the matter would have to be decided by a tribunal.

However, a six figure sum has now been agreed by both parties for Crossan’s services with the potential of further add-ons depending on the youngster’s progress at Parkhead.

Crossan is out of contract, but his former club would have been entitled to compensation after nurturing him through their youth ranks.

The striker will now agree personal terms with Celtic, but the Hoops are not anticipating any more problems and expect the deal to be finalised soon.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers laughs off the idea of becoming England’s next manager.