Celtic reportedly enter talks to sign £2m youngster with 'the world at his feet'

General view of Celtic Park during 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.

Another PSG youngster could reportedly be heading to the Scottish Premiership with Neil Lennon's Celtic targeting Moussa Sissako.

Moussa Sissako of Paris Saint Germain reacts after Paris Saint Germain concedes a goal during the International Champions Cup match between Paris Saint Germain and Club de Atletico Madrid...

Celtic have entered talks with Paris Saint-Germain about a potential January deal for highly-rated defender Moussa Sissako, according to the Daily Mail (2 January, page 80).

Could the 19-year-old centre-back be set to follow in the footsteps of Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele by fulfilling his vast potential in Glasgow after failing to make the grade in the Paris?

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According to the Mail, talks are underway already over a move which would see Sissako swap the champions of France for the champions of Scotland.

 

Sissako is well down the pecking order at PSG and, after failing to force his way into Thomas Tuchel’s first-team plans, is free to leave this month. Celtic have held talks, the report adds, though PSG are keen to include a sell-on clause in the teenager’s contract should he make the move to Britain in the next few weeks.

And there’s a good chance that Sissako would find regular minutes far easier to come by in green and white. With Jack Hendry out of favour and Jozo Simunovic injured yet again, Celtic look a little light at the back with Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer starting almost every game in league and cup of late.

Kingsley Coman of FC Bayern Muenchen and Moussa Sissako of Paris St. Germain during the AUDI Football Summit match between Bayern Muenchen and Paris St. Germain at Woerthersee Stadion on...

Sissako would not come cheap, however, with PSG demanding around £2 million when Newcastle United showed an interest over the summer, according to the Northern Echo.

But this is a defensive talent with the world at his feet, at least according to PSG’s youth coach Francois Rodrigues.

“(Sissako) is a player who has a big margin of progression. (He is) more elegant (but) he is also very aggressive on the field, even if he has not yet quite mastered this,” Rodrigues told Paris Fans last year.

“He is a very likeable boy, attentive and has a very promising future as central defender. Without offending anyone, if he was at any other club, he would already be part of the first-team.”

This could be £2 million very well spent.

Moussa Sissako of Paris Saint Germain dribbles past Luciano Vietto of Atletico Madrid during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at...

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