Celtic are interested in signing Riley McGree from Adelaide United in the summer transfer window, former Dundee striker Albert Kidd has told The Scottish Sun.
Kidd works as a technical director at Adelaide Olympic, and he has revealed that the Bhoys are interested in 18-year-old midfielder McGree.
“I’m in very close contact with my ex team-mate Tosh McKinlay and we have talked about Riley McGree,” The Scottish Sun quotes Kidd as saying about Celtic’s interest in McGree. “They are showing a lot of interest.”
McGree is only 18 years of age and is still developing, but he has already shown a lot of quality and potential.
The teenage midfielder’s performances for Adelaide United have seen him earn a spot in Australia’s squad for upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.
It would be wise of Celtic to sign McGree in the summer and perhaps let him stay at the Australian club on loan.
Another option that the Bhoys could explore would be to send him out on loan to a Scottish Championship club next season.
As talented and promising McGree may be, he is too young and too inexperienced to break into the Celtic starting lineup at the moment.