Celtic suddenly fighting to stop Liam Morrison joining Bayern Munich

21st April 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Neil Lennon Celtic Manager and explains a point to John Kennedy  (Celtic...

Celtic defender Liam Morrison is a wanted man away from Parkhead.

21st April 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Neil Lennon Celtic Manager and explains a point to John Kennedy  (Celtic...

Celtic defender Liam Morrison has been tipped for a bright future – but he may not be a Bhoys talent for much longer given interest from Bayern Munich.

The 16-year-old centre back has been coming up through the Celtic ranks, and he even played for the Bhoys first team in a friendly earlier this summer.

However, Morrison is the subject of major interest from clubs around Europe, and German giants Bayern Munich are thought to be closing in.

 

Celtic will be desperate to keep their teenage defender, and coach John Kennedy has told The Herald that whilst he knows talks have been held with Bayern, Celtic are still attempting to convince him to sign a professional deal at Parkhead.

“I know there’s been a discussion but we’re trying to sign Liam on a professional contract," said Kennedy. "There’s a lot of interest from elsewhere but nothing’s happened, nothing has been agreed, we’re still in the mix and we want to keep our players here. We need to speak to Liam, his representatives, his parents and see where it goes,” he added.

Celtic seemingly still have hope of keeping the defender, but there now appears to be a growing feeling that he may well be heading to Germany.

General view inside the stadium as fans show their support prior to the DFB Cup final between RB Leipzig and Bayern Muenchen at Olympiastadion on May 25, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

That's particularly gutting for Neil Lennon, as the Celtic boss told The Scottish Sun just two weeks ago that Morrison would not be leaving the Bhoys for anybody this summer.

Lennon noted at the time that Celtic were in talks with Morrison about a deal to stay, but the reports of Bayern swooping in have ramped up in recent days.

You could certainly argue that Morrison's first-team prospects are better served at Celtic than Bayern, especially given the problems Lennon has in his back four right now, but the lure of playing for Germany's biggest club may simply be too much for the Scottish teenager.

Glasgow , United Kingdom - 20 May 2018; A general view of Celtic Park prior to Scott Brown's testimonial match between Celtic and Republic of Ireland XI at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

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