By Richard Parks

Celtic are in advanced talks to sign Liverpool wonderkid Rhian Brewster, according to a report.

The Scottish Herald claim the Glasgow giants are close to completing a season-long loan for the striker, who was part of the England squad which won the Under-17 World Cup last year and even won the Golden Boot award as the tournament’s top scorer.

It is said that the deal is not yet done amid interest from clubs south of the border but Liverpool and Brewster are both “open” to him moving to Celtic for the campaign.

The Scottish Herald report that it is “more likely than not” that the 18-year-old will head to Glasgow next season as Jurgen Klopp believes it would be the “ideal move” at this point of his career.

Brewster has yet to make his senior Liverpool bow but has scored eight goals in 19 appearances for the club’s Under-23s this season.

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Football Insider verdict:

What an exciting signing Brewster would be for Celtic if they can push it over the line, as now appears likely. He is lightning quick, has excellent movement and has already proved himself to be a prolific goalscorer at age-group level. With doubts over the futures of strikers Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard, Celtic are in need of another forward to provide competition for stalwart Leigh Griffiths. They won’t have a huge budget to play with, and a season-long loan for a potential Liverpool star of the future makes sense for all parties.

In other Celtic news, a big-name Sky Sports pundit has claimed Peter Lawwell got on the phone to the club’s kit-maker after learning of shock Rangers plans.

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