Sources: Major update on Celtic pursuit of Robert and if an offer has been tabled

Celtic will continue to keep tabs on Thomas Robert between now and the end of the season after he impressed during his trial, Football Insider can reveal.

The 20-year-old attacker has returned to Airdrieonians after a training stint at Lennoxtown over the past fortnight.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider the club have not yet offered a deal to Robert, or held talks with Airdrie over a potential transfer.


The Scottish champions will continue to monitor the rising star but will hold fire on making a firm decision for now.

This is due to the state of flux over the appointment of a director of football as well as a new manager.

Manager Ian Murray has confirmed Robert’s time at Celtic and insisted the Scottish League One outfit will not stand in his way over a potential summer move.

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Celtic are overhauling their entire set-up and, as revealed by Football Insider, are planning to dispense with director of football operations Nick Hammond and recruitment chief Gary Penrice at the end of the season.

Robert, who is the son of legendary former Newcastle United winger Laurent Robert, has attracted interest from clubs north and south of the border after his dazzling start in Scotland for Airdrie.

His 14 matches yielded four goals and two assists before the League One season in Scotland was suspended.

Similar to his famous footballing father, Robert is an attacking player and is a versatile forward who can play down both flanks as well as behind the main centre-forward.

In other news, Alex McLeish has claimed Celtic have moved for the ‘new Rodgers’ as contact made.