Didier Agathe claims his 17-year-old son has joined Celtic on trial

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Joel Agathe - son of former Celtic star Didier - has joined the Bhoys on trial.

Former Celtic star Didier Agathe has told The Scottish Sun that his son Joel has joined the Bhoys on a week-long trial in a bid to win a contract with the club.

Agathe joined Celtic from Hibernian back in 2000 having hit four goals in five games, and he immediately became a right wing back under Martin O'Neill despite spending much of his earlier career further forward.

The Reunion-born star went on to play for Celtic for six years, establishing himself as a key player for the Bhoys whilst winning three league titles as well as playing a huge role in their run to the UEFA Cup final in 2003.

A spell with Aston Villa - under his former Celtic manager O'Neill - followed, but Agathe will always be best known for his superb time as a Celtic player.

Now, Agathe has told The Scottish Sun that his son Joel has joined Celtic on a week-long trial in a bid to win a contract with his father's former club.

"My son is not a winger like me, he is a leftback and hopefully we will see him in the Hoops one day," said Agathe ."But it is only a trial now and we'll see what happens."

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will be looking for a left back to compete with Emilio Izaguirre, but barring sensational displays during his trial, Joel Agathe is more likely to be one for the future, if Celtic sign him at all.

The 17-year-old will now be looking to follow in the footsteps of his father and sign for the Bhoys, with Didier clearly hopeful that a deal can be done.

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