Report: Celtic interested in Arsenal youngster Arthur Okonkwo

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.

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic have been linked with Arthur Okonkwo of Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

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.

Celtic are interested in signing Arsenal youngster Arthur Okonkwo in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Record.

It has been reported that Celtic are targeting the 16-year-old goalkeeper as he has yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal.

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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.

The England Under-17 international wants to remain at the Gunners, according to the report, which also states that there is no agreement over a new deal.

Okonkwo will become a free agent in the summer, and Scottish Premiership club Celtic and German side RB Leipzig want to sign him, according to the report.

General view outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League quarter final leg one match between Arsenal FC and CSKA Moskva at Emirates Stadium on April 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Promising talent

Standing at 6ft 5in, Okonkwo is a hugely talented and promising young goalkeeper who will go places.

At 16, the English youngster will not be ready for the Celtic first team for a couple of more years at least, but he will be a brilliant long-term signing for the Glasgow giants in the summer transfer window.

Celtic have identified a top talent, and it remains to be seen if the Hoops are able to convince him to make the move to Celtic Park in the summer transfer window.

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