Celtic braced to lose rising star to Bundesliga club - report

Celtic rising star Liam Morrison could be headed for a shock move to Hoffenheim this summer, according to the Scottish Sun.

The newspaper claim the Bundesliga club are working on a deal to land the 16-year-old, who is rated as the outstanding centre-back in his age group in Scotland.

The Sun report former Celtic scout David Moss is advising Hoffenheim over what would be a “stunning” move for the Hoops academy product.

Football Insider verdict:

This would be a stunning move on so many levels. Firstly, Celtic tend to hang on to their top youngsters, with the first team bursting with those who came through the club’s prolific youth-team ranks, notably Kieran Tierney, Callum McGregor and James Forrest, arguably the three best players. Secondly, Germany represents a new danger for the Scottish champions, who have tended to fear the elite English clubs in the past rather those those on the continent. Celtic would receive little in the way of compensation should a deal go through, with only a “modest” fee reportedly set to bolster their coffers. But, this is not really about the money. It’s more about what such a transfer would represent. Celtic need to do all they can to convince Morrison and his advisers that his future would be best served by learning his trade at Paradise.

In other Celtic transfer news, the club are set to land a STUNNING £5.4million windfall…plus top-up bonuses.

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