Things are looking up for Celtic at the moment, both on and off the pitch. The club leads the Premiership title race, with a three-point lead over Rangers with seven league games to play. They are also in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, where they will face Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side at Hampden Park. So, as we head into April, a hat-trick is still set for the Hoops.
One of the main problems Celtic have been facing lately is keeping hold of their youngsters. Ben Doak is a prime example of this, as the 16-year-old looks set to move to Liverpool this summer.
But Celtic have managed to keep one of their most promising youngsters. As the Daily Record reports, Liverpool and Arsenal were interested in Daniel Kelly, as well as Portuguese giants Benfica.
Corn The official Celtic account has been tweetedconfirming that Kelly had signed his first professional contract with the Hoops:
The Celtic youngster signs his first professional contract with the club despite interest from Liverpool and Arsenal
It’s safe to say this is a huge boost for the Hoops and it will be interesting to see how Kelly develops over the next few years.
He’s been very impressive coming through the youth ranks at Celtic and needless to say, he’s highly rated, when you look at the caliber of teams who were interested in signing him.
So, if he can develop as many people at Parkhead expect, it’s very possible that he will end up becoming an important part of the first team in the near future. He has signed a three-year deal which means he has plenty of time to take his first steps into Celtic’s senior team.