CELTIC are scouring the transfer market for recruits with the Premiership season kicking off on August 1.

Fraser Forster, David Marshall, Joe Hart and £5million-rated Greek international No.1 Vasilios Barkas have already been mentioned in the hunt for a new goalkeeper.

However, away from the reported high-profile targets, the champions club have been planning for the future and have handed new deals to ELEVEN highly-rated youngsters.

Defender Stephen Welsh has signed a new three-year contract extension that will see him remain at the club until at least the summer of 2023, as CQN reported last week.

Adam Montgomery, Brody Paterson and Mathew Anderson have also agreed one-year extensions along with Adam Brooks and Paul Kennedy, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

Five top kids have joined the signing stampede with their first professional contracts with the club.

Ben McPherson, Bruno Davidson, Joe Morrison and Ts’oanelo Lets’osa have all agreed three-year contracts, while Joseph Murphy has penned a two-year deal.

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