For a while now, 19-year-old Tottenham midfielder Marcus Edwards has been one of the brightest prospects at the London club, and in English football overall.
Unfortunately for the player, he has been unable to force his way into the first-team, and after a poor loan spell at Norwich, the Guardian is reporting that the youngster is reluctantly set to leave Spurs.
With his career at a crossroads he needs to rebuild once again, and Brendan Rodgers and Celtic are the ideal manager and team to get his career back on track.
For a start he will be working with a manager who has managed to resurrect the careers of players who seemed to be on the downswing – Scott Bain is the most recent example, from Dundee outcast to Scotland international.
Rodgers’ Celtic side are all about attacking, and Edwards would fit in well with the likes of Tom Rogic, James Forrest and Scott Sinclair, all of whom have the ability to pull players all over the place and play the killer pace.
There is also the prospect of playing in the Champions League, which must be enticing to any young player.
The naysayers will no doubt say ‘what about Charly Musonda, he didn’t get a chance for the Hoops’, and that is fair enough, but the Hoops boss probably believes that Musonda did get chances and didn’t do enough to take them.
It will be up to Edwards to make sure that he makes the grade with the Hoops if he moves to Glasgow, as the chances will be there.
In other Celtic news, this Hoops prospect should not be left in career limbo for a month