David Healy says Ben Wylie has joined Celtic

A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park on October 19, 2016 in...

Celtic have signed Ben Wylie, says David Healy.

A general view of  Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

According to BelfastLive, Linfield Rangers teenager Ben Wylie has joined Celtic. It has been reported that the 15-year-old midfielder put pen to paper on a contract with the Scottish giants on Thursday.

Wylie has earned the move to Scottish Premiership giants Celtic after impressing for Linfield Rangers and for the Northern Ireland youth teams.

The 15-year-old is a very talented and promising young midfielder who will be aiming to break into the Celtic first team in the coming years.

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Given that Wylie is now only 15 years of age, the teenager is going to link up with the Glasgow giants’ youth team for the time being.

Linfield manager David Healy, who played for Manchester United, Leeds United and Rangers among other clubs, has spoken highly of Wylie, and has outlined what Celtic can expect from him.

Healy has also stated that the youngster will head to Celtic soon to start his new adventure, and has outlined the amount of interest in him before the Hoops made their swoop.

A general view of  Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Healy told BelfastLive: "It is great to see Ben signing the contract with Celtic. He will head over in the next week or so to start his apprenticeship.

"He was at Linfield for a number of years and anytime I watched him he always impressed. He has played youth football at international level for the past couple of years and also played a big part in our Youth Cup final team.

"Ben has always been held in high regard, and he has been watched by a number of clubs in England and Scotland. He has had the chance to sign for a good club that will look after him and really develop him as a player, and we wish him every success.”

A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park on October 19, 2016 in...

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Celtic have won the Scottish Premiership title for the past seven seasons, and the Hoops will be determined to make it eight in a row.

The Bhoys' first target, though, will be to book their place in the group stage of the 2018-19 Champions League campaign.

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