Date: 17th December 2019 at 8:03am
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A report from Nigeria has claimed that Ibrhim Said will hold signing talks with Celtic next month.

At this time of the year agents like to talk up any sort of interest in their client but this report is quite detailed about talks planned with Celtic and Leicester City.

Celtic’s scouting operations seem to be delving deeper and deeper across the globe with interest in a Nigerian u-17 internationalist breaking new ground.

Whether Celtic initiated the interest through their scouting activities or were approached by an agent isn’t known but All Nigeria Soccer are fairly specific in their report: can exclusively report that two British clubs have shown the most interest to sign Nigeria U17 international Ibrahim Said when he attains the age of majority.

Former Premier League champions Leicester City and Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are presently in the driving seat for the signature of the Dabo Babes Academy midfielder, who has been dubbed the new Victor Moses back in his homeland.

If everything goes well, the plan is for Said and his minders to travel to the United Kingdom in January 2020 for the final round of talks with the Foxes and the Bhoys.

Said is a promising versatile midfielder who was the first player to score a hat-trick at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup, and one of the three goals against Ecuador was nominated for the Goal of the Tournament by FIFA.

Gaining a work permit would be an issue but the rules and appeal process in Scotland appears to be much more lenient.

In recent weeks Celtic have been linked with Stephane Diarra of Le Mans and have an interest in Motherwell’s David Turnbull going back to the summer window.