Celtic scouts run rule over Merseyside midfielder target

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Celtic and Everton scouts will have another chance to run the rule over Mossley starlet Jake Hibbs when they take on North Ferriby United in the FA Youth Cup on Thursday night.

According to talkSPORT, the 15-year-old midfielder is considering offers from a number of clubs, and has already turned down an offer from League Two Rotherham.

Bhoys boss Neil Lennon has reportedly sent Parkhead scouts on a number of occasions already this year to take a closer look at the talented teenager, with a view to making an offer to bring him to Celtic Park.

Mossley U18s manager Rob Byrne is unsurprised by the high interest in his star player, having picked up four man of the match awards in 11 games this season.


"Jake has courted a lot of interest from a number of clubs," he confirmed. "Everton are the latest ones to come in.

"Celtic have been to watch him and he has already turned down a request to go to Rotherham. He will be playing on Thursday."

With Toffees boss David Moyes also credited with an interest in the youngster, Hibbs looks as though he will have a big decision to make, to determine where he sees his future being better served, either at Barclays Premier League Everton, or SPL giants Celtic.

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