Celtic jump to head of queue after tabling bid for forward sensation - report
By Coral Barry
Celtic have made an offer for Dunfermline’s young attacker Paul-Joseph Crossan, according to a report.
The 17-year-old has been attracting attention from Scottish and English clubs after breaking into the senior Dunfermline team.
The Courier claim that Celtic have moved quickly to secure Crossan’s services with a concrete bid after English clubs made their interest in the striker known.
Crossan is the star of Dunfermline’s Under-20 side and made his first senior appearance at the end of the season as the club gained promotion back into the Scottish Championship.
Nottingham Forest and Championship promotion chasers Brighton are thought to be keen on Crossan, but have yet to make a formal offer for the forward.
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It is claimed Dunfermline have not accepted Celtic’s bid as they look to convince Crossan to remain at the club.
Crossan’s current contract has expired and is free to leave the club, but Dunfermline would receive a development fee.
However, Dunfermline are still hopeful they can talk Crossan into rejecting a move to a bigger club and continue his development and believe the offer of first team football next season may be enough to sway him.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have joined Crystal Palace in the race for the League One Player of the Year.