Should Celtic make Hearts an offer they can't refuse for Harry Cochrane?

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic looks on during a Celtic press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown Training Ground on December 4,...

Harry Cochrane has enhanced his wonderkid status as Hearts beat Scottish Premiership champions Celtic 4-0 at Tynecastle on Sunday.

Hearts Harry Cochrane during the pre season friendly between Hearts and Newcastle on July 14, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hearts made history when they became the first Scottish side to defeat Celtic under the reign of manager Brendan Rodgers. A never-before-seen run of 69 unbeaten domestic games came grinding to a brutal halt on Sunday at Tynecastle, as Craig Levein’s side cruised to a well-deserved 4-0 victory.

And 16-year-old Harry Cochrane was the star of the show. Arguably the brightest teenage talent in Scottish football right now, Cochrane set Hearts on their way with a brilliant first-half finish, capping a dazzling performance which had Celtic supporters purring.


Magic…special…unbelievable; these were just some of the superlatives used to describe the fresh-faced midfielder’s staggering performance.

Celtic fans show their support during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

But the one downside of a perfect day for Hearts fans is that Cochrane, if he wasn’t already, is likely to be on the radar of countless clubs after that breakthrough performance against the Champions.

And with Celtic themselves spending the last few years aiming to bring Scotland’s most exciting talents to Parkhead, it seems almost inevitable that The Hoops will be hot on the trail of the Glasgow-born wonderkid – who started his career in Rangers’ youth academy.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and RSC Anderlecht at Celtic Park on December 5, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

With the January transfer window just days away, should Celtic make Hearts an offer they simply cannot refuse for Cochrane? It remains to be seen how much the Jam Tarts would demand for their prized asset – but whatever the price tag, his valuation is likely to skyrocket with more performances like this.

Celtic supporters would be more than happy to see Cochrane wearing the green and white after witnessing his alarming talent at close quarters.

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