CELTIC have apparently been keeping tabs on highly-rated Slovakian youngster Matus Bero.
It is believed the Hoops have already scouted the 20-year-old midfielder who played for his Under-21 international team in their 4-2 European Championship home win over their Dutch counterparts last night.
Bero was taken off at half-time. Local sources also claim the Hoops watched the wonderkid, who plays for local club AS Trencin, in action in a league game against Spartak Myjava recently.
He has been attracting interest from across Europe, with clubs including Arsenal, AC Milan and Anderlecht also watching his progress.
Bero recently signed a three-year contract with Trencin, but his club are unlikely to stand in his way if they receive a cash bid during the January transfer window.
The playmaker has already netted nine goals in 15 games this season…but it has to be said that Celtic scout literally hundreds of players.
Meanwhile Sunderland are supposedly interested in Celtic’s stylish midfielder Nir Bitton, who recently signed a new long term contract with Celtic which will keep him in Paradise for another five years.
Despite this press speculation, Bitton will be going nowhere anytime soon.
Yesterday we mentioned that the Black Cats are set to off load Adam Matthews who they signed from the Scottish Champions for a fee of £2m.
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