CELTIC have signed Irish starlet Barry Coffey while beating off competition from Chelsea and the two Manchester giants, United and City.
The 16-year-old midfielder played for the London side last year in a youth tournament in Rotterdam and had been offered trials by Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s sides.
But the youngster, who emerged at Nenagh AFC in his homeland, has opted to join Brendan Rodgers at the treble-winners and has agreed a three-year deal.
Coffey has already impressed in Scotland – he helped Ireland win the Victory Shield at the Oriam Training Centre in Edinburgh earlier this year.

And the Tipperary kid is set to join up with the champions’ development squad for the forthcoming campaign.
Also on CQN today…
Father’s Day is this Sunday and CQN Bookstore has some great promotions running. All books have been reduced to only £10, many have been signed by Celtic legends. Order now and we’ll get it away in the post for you straight away.
We also have our Lisbon offer running – you get a copy of That Season in Paradise signed by either Bertie Auld or Willie Wallace (you choose) and you will also receive the 50th Anniversary of Lisbon Official Celtic 2 x DVD which is brilliant. It is priced at £14.99 on it’s own so our offer of the signed book and DVD for £19.67 is a cracker!
We also have the VVV Brendan Rodgers Tribute t-shirts available, although with very limited stock remaining.
Click on the ad below to order.
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