Report: Celtic and Aston Villa make enquiry over signing Leicester forward Tom Lawrence

Wales' Tom Lawrence

Celtic and Aston Villa are reportedly pursuing Leicester City attacker Tom Lawrence.

Wales' Tom LawrenceWales' Tom Lawrence

According to the Daily Mail, Celtic and Aston Villa are just two of nine clubs to have submitted enquires for Leicester City forward Tom Lawrence.

Lawrence, 22, was originally on the books at Everton before joining Manchester United at the age of just eight, but ultimately failed to make the grade at Old Trafford.

Newport's Janoi Donacien and Blackburn's Tom Lawrence

Capable of playing out wide or up front, Lawrence was snapped up by Leicester City in the summer of 2014, but has made just four first-team appearances for the Foxes, having spent most of his time out on loan in the Championship.

After a short spell with Rotherham United during the 2014/15 season, Lawrence headed on to Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City last season, hitting a combined two goals in 38 games for the Championship duo.

Leicester City's Tom Lawrence in action with Aston Villa's Alan Hutton

Now, the Welsh international is back at the King Power Stadium - though reports suggest that he could be heading out on loan yet again this summer.

The Daily Mail report that Leicester have received a total of nine enquiries for Lawrence, with clubs in England, Scotland and Wales keen to land him on loan for next season.

Tom Lawrence of Cardiff City (L) in action with Scott Golbourne of Bristol City

It's claimed that, with Brendan Rodgers looking to add attacking options at Celtic, the Bhoys are keen to snap up Lawrence and hand him a chance to impress at Celtic Park.

The report adds that Swansea want to take Lawrence back to Wales but face competition from Premier League rivals, Hull City, whist Aston Villa, Brighton, Derby County, Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Wolves are all looking to hand him another Championship loan spell.

The race for Lawrence's signature appears to be hotting up - and with Champions League football potentially on offer, Celtic will be hoping to beat their rivals and sign the Welsh star this summer.

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