Report: Celtic and Liverpool talent spotters set for Under-19 scouting mission on Thursday

Scouts from Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester United are expected to attend the Netherlands' Under-19's fixture against Ukraine.

According to Dutch outlet Sport Nieuws, a host of scouts will be in Groesbeek on Thursday evening to watch Netherlands Under-19's take on Ukraine.

The Netherlands meet Ukraine in an Under-19 European Championships elite round qualifier on Thursday evening, with some of the top young talents from both nations on show.

Now, Sport Nieuws claim that a host of scouts from top clubs are heading to watch the match, with Ajax, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan all believed to have representatives watching the game.

It's also suggested that Liverpool, Manchester United and Celtic will all send scouts to see players in action ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Netherlands will have Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah in their ranks, as well as highly-regarded young players like Feyenoord duo Calvin Verdonk and Jari Schuurman, Ajax youngsters Abdelhak Nouri and Donny van de Beek, and PSV starlets Kenneth Paal and Steven Bergwijn.

Those six players appear destined to have bright futures ahead of them for club and counrty, and will no doubt be attracting interest from all clubs attending the match, especially Manchester United given Dutchman Louis van Gaal's influence at the club.

Ukraine's star men are likely to be Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Viktor Kovalenko and Sevilla forward Maryan Shved, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Celtic believed to be on the lookout for new young talent, but are more likely to be looking at the Dutch youngsters than Ukrainians given their quality and tag as favourites going into the match on Thursday.

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