There is one new name appearing in the transfer gossip columns this morning and it’s that of Celtic winger James Forrest. Unlike many of the stories we’ve seen over the last few months, manager Harry Redknapp has declared an interest in the 20 year old, but admits things haven’t progressed any further.
“We have had good reports of what is obviously a good player,” Redknapp told the BBC.
“But he belongs to Celtic and that’s as far as it’s gone.”
Spurs’ chief scout Ian Broomfield watched Forrest in action at the weekend and came back with good reports,
“Ian says he’s a talent, the kid,” added Redknapp.
“I haven’t seen the boy play. I have seen him on TV and bits and pieces, but I would want to see him in a couple of games if I was ever going to do anything.
“I wouldn’t sign anyone without seeing him myself.”
Despite his tender age, Forrest is now a Celtic regular after first making his debut in 2009 and he also has four Scottish caps to his name. The Glasgow club will want to keep hold of him but an early move to the Premiership could prove a little too tempting.