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According to the Mirror (14:11), Celtic are battling Sheffield United for the signature of Wigan Athletic prodigy Kyle Joseph.

The Mirror state that the Scotland Under-19 international’s contract at the DW Stadium expires at the end of the season.

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As a result, Neil Lennon and Chris Wilder are tracking the 19-year-old, who has scored four goals in 11 League One outings for the Latics this term.

The Mirror add that Wigan have offered Joseph a new contract.

However, if he refuses to sign, they would be entitled to compensation after he leaves, seeing as he rose through their academy.

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It is also said that Wigan are yet to receive any official approach from those interested in the exciting teenager.

Joseph has burst onto the scene this season, and bagged a hat-trick in the 4-3 win over Burton Albion at the end of December.

His performances have clearly impressed the aforementioned clubs, while his teammate Kal Naismith has also liked what he’s seen.

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After a game against Lincoln City, Wigan’s official site quote Naismith as saying: ‘He’ll be a top player, a really, really good player. He has a great appetite for the game and a great attitude – I enjoy playing with him.’

He is clearly a bright prospect with plenty of potential under his belt.

Whoever lands him out of Sheffield United or Celtic will be getting a fantastic prospect, and one who looks likely to do big things in football.

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