Leke James currently plays for Norwegian side Aalesunds, but he has told AfricanFootball that Celtic are interested in signing him soon, having scouted him in recent weeks.
The young striker said: “It is true that Celtic want me, they scouted me, their scout was here to watch me, but nothing concrete yet. I feel good and excited that a big club like Celtic have shown interest in me. It makes me feel that I am making progress in my career.”
It was reported by Sunnmorposten that Celtic have had a scout keeping tabs on James this term, with Eyvind C. Johansen at the math between Aalesunds and Tromso to track James.
The youngster has confirmed that the Bhoys were in the stands to watch him, and although he failed to score in the 1-1 draw, his 10 goals in 24 games this season have done much to suggest the Nigerian striker is a talent.
He has spent his entire professional career with Aalesunds, scoring 42 goals in 95 games, and Ronny Deila’s knowledge of the Norwegian football market is likely how he became aware of the striker.
James has confirmed that there is nothing yet concrete concerning a potential transfer offer from Celtic, but the Bhoys are sure to continue scouting him, and if the 22-year-old continues his fine form, the Scottish club are sure to approach the striker concerning a move to Parkhead.