Premier League leaders Liverpool are reportedly battling Scottish Premiership champions Celtic to sign Copenhagen winger Mohammed Daramy.

Viktor Fischer has labelled Copenhagen team-mate Mohammed Daramy a ‘great talent’ who is going from strength to strength amid claims that Celtic and Liverpool are interested in bringing the breakthrough star to Britain.

Reports emerged via 90Min on Monday stating that the Sierra Leone-born winger could be on his way out of the Danish capital with Premier League leaders Liverpool contemplating a January bid.

Celtic, who have a fine track record when it comes to unearthing rough diamonds and selling them on for a major profit, are also apparently interested in a player who, despite only having a year of first-team football under his belt, is valued in excess of £5 million (Bold).

But Fischer, a former Ajax and Middlesbrough forward, will be praying that Daramy decides to stay and continue his development at the Parken Stadium instead.

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“He is a great talent and gradually gets better and better,” the Denmark international told BT.

“He scored two good goals against FC Nordsjælland (in a 3-1 cup in at the end of October) and made a good impact when he came on in the last game.

“He has to keep on just wanting to get better and make a difference on the field.”

Fischer’s own career could prove to be a cautionary tale for Daramy. He too was tipped for super-stardom at a young age but failed to build on that initial promise, largely thanks to a series of injuries, and ended up back in his homeland during what should have been the prime years of his career.

Though there’s a growing feeling that Daramy, who was likened to Sadio Mane by Danish football journalist Anders Dehn in an interview with HITC, will soon outgrow the relatively small pond of Scandinavian football.

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