Available on a free, Celtic in four-horse race to sign Manchester poster boy - report
By Alex Stevens
Celtic are fighting leading European clubs to sign Manchester City wonderkid Tosin Adarabioyo, according to a report.
The Times claim the Scottish giants are in a four-horse race to land the young defender that also includes Everton, French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain and German club RB Leipzig.
It is said that the clubs are all keen to sign the centre-back, who is set to leave City on a free transfer at the end of the season after contract talks with the club collapsed.
The Times report that highly rated Adarabioyo, 19, is unhappy about his lack of playing time under Pep Guardiola this season and will not pen new terms unless he is given an indication that he will be given an extended first-team chance.
Adarabioyo has made four appearances for the City first team, two of which have come under Guardiola and he played the full 90 minutes of the December 1-1 Champions League draw against Celtic.
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But City’s attempts at thrashing out a new contract have stalled and the Times reports there is no resolution in sight.
The defender, who stands at 6ft 5in, has been at City since he was five years old but there now appears to be a growing possibility he will end his 14-year association with the club.
The Manchester-based club would risk losing Adarabioyo on a free transfer in the summer, although they would be entitled to a compensation fee for development costs.
In other Celtic transfer news, the deal is all but done for a proven Premier League performer to sign for the Scottish giants.