Exclusive: Toure urges Rodgers to sign Celtic youngster who's blown him away
Kolo Toure is urging Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to make a move for Celtic wonderkid Tsoanelo Letsosa, Football Insider has learned.
The midfielder, 16, is earning rave reviews after making rapid strides for club and country this season.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Leicester are among the leading clubs with a strong interest in Letsosa.
Toure, who is a member of Rodgers’ backroom staff at the Foxes after holding a similar position at Parkhead, is a particularly strong admirer of the youngster.
He has brought him to the attention of the manager of the Premier League high flyers, who are second in the division and ahead of champions Manchester City.
The teenager played a starring role for Scotland Under-16s in the recent Victory Shield competition, which was attended by over 60 scouts from leading clubs across the globe.
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Letsosa emerged as one of the stars of the tournament and was named man-of-the-match in the final as Scotland were crowned joint winners of the prestigious age-group competition.
Celtic could now face a major battle to hang on to the in-demand youngster, who cannot sign a professional contract until he turns 17.
The Scottish giants lost another outstanding youngster, 16-year-old centre-back Liam Morrison, in the summer when he snubbed a contract offer and joined Bayern Munich.
Letsosa is an outstanding all-round sporting prospect possessing eyecatching speed and athleticism, and broke a number of records in athletics for his age in Glasgow.
The midfielder, who is of South African descent, joined Celtic in the summer of 2017 and has developed impressively through the age-group ranks.
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