Celtic have tabled a contract offer to Scottish rising star Bruno Davidson, Football Insider can reveal.
The Glasgow giants are aiming to see of competition from multiple top clubs south of the border to win the race for the 15-year-old wonderkid.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that the club are working on a deal to land the versatile attacker in the coming weeks.
The Hoops’ scouts have been blown away by Davidson’s technical ability and versatility during his performances for Edinburgh boys’ side Hutchison Vale.
He is able to play in any of the attacking positions behind the main centre-forward, including on both flanks and in a central playmaker role.
Davidson is on the radar of leading clubs in Scotland and England, with League One big hitters Sunderland also offering him a contract.
Celtic have a geographical advantage over the teenager’s suitors down south, as it is a relatively short journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
The club had great success in the summer transfer window in beating English clubs to stellar young talents.
Right-back Jeremie Frimpong, centre-forward Jonathan Afolabi and versatile midfielder Luca Connell all spurned offers from English clubs.
Southampton tried to keep hold of Afolabi by making him a series of offers to extend his contract before his previous deal expired in the summer but Celtic completed the deal after laying the groundwork for more than a year.