Exclusive: Celtic hierarchy ready to freeze out Moss after transfer all but done

Fuming Celtic bosses are planning to freeze out are agent David Moss for brokering youngster Barry Hepburn’s imminent transfer to Bayern Munich, Football Insider understands.

This site reported earlier this week that the attacker, 16, has agreed in principle to swap Parkhead for the Bundesliga giants.

It is a deal set up by Moss, who did the same last summer for Liam Morrison, the young defender who blazed the trail by quitting the Celtic academy for Bayern.


A Celtic source has told Football Insider that the club hierarchy are in no doubt that Moss is once again the mastermind of another rising-star departure.

Hepburn is currently on a youth registration at his boyhood club after progressing through the ranks.

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Celtic had hoped to tie him to a professional contract as soon as he turned 16, which was early last month.

But plans for him to head to Germany became clear when the youngster knocked back the offer.

Moss has once again used his contacts on the Continent to broker the transfer of a Scotland youth international for whom the Hoops have high hopes can make it at first-team level.

There is a growing trend for young British talents to head overseas, with Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho the headline name.

Scotland Under-17 level cap Hepburn is also heading to Germany and will find a familiar face in Morrison, who is also represented by Moss.

Due to Fifa cross-border rules, the Hoops are only in line to receive minimal compensation from Bayern for their training and development costs.

In other Celtic news, an Engand-based striker is willing to take a mammoth pay cut to seal a “really lucky” move to Parkhead.