According to French journalist Manu Lonjon, Celtic are interested in signing Brandon Soppy from Stade Rennais in the summer transfer window.
It has been reported that RB Leipzig and Nice are among the clubs interested in securing the services of the 18-year-old right-back.
Le RB Leipzig accélère fort sur Brandon Soppy ( Rennes) .
Nice et le Celtic ( entre autres) également intéressé.
— Manu (@ManuLonjon) March 24, 2020
Soppy is a very young and inexperienced young right-back, but he is hugely talented and supremely gifted.
The youngster has done well for Rennes in the UEFA Youth League, and what is remarkable about him is that he can operate across the backline despite being a right-back by trade.
Season on pause
Meanwhile, football in Scotland – and in France – is suspended at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It is not clear when the season will resume, and it does look unlikely that it will get back underway in May.
Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 80 points from 30 matches, as many as 13 points clear of second-placed and bitter Old Firm rivals Rangers.
Meanwhile, Rennes currently find themselves third in the Ligue 1 table with 50 points from 28 matches, and are likely to finish in the Champions League places – should the camping get back underway.