Photos: Reported Celtic target Kenneth Omeruo up against Messi, Benzema and Dzeko

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A player said to be attracting interest from Celtic has come up against some of the world's best forwards during his fledgling career.

According to a report from, Celtic want to sign Nigeria international Kenneth Omeruo from Chelsea this summer.

If true and Bhoys manager Ronny Deila does ultimately seal the deal, Celtic would be signing a wonderful young talent who already has four World Cup appearances under his belt, featuring against some of the most talented players in the game in that time.

Omeruo may not have had his first-team breakthrough at Chelsea thus far, but that does not mean he is a dud; in fact he is anything but, racking up 21 appearances for Nigeria and enjoying succesful loan spells at ADO Den Haag and Middlesbrough.

Omeruo’s most notable achievement to date was faring well against some of the world’s top forwards during the 2014 competition.

Starting all four of his country’s matches, the alleged Celtic target did well throughout the competition helping his side to the last-16 where they lost to France.

In that time he faced off against Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Edin Dzeko and more and did not look out of place.

He may be young but he is very talented and if Celtic ultimately bring him to Scotland, they would be getting yet another quality talent.

Above and below you can see Omeruo in action against some elite opposition.

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