CELTIC are tracking Republic of Ireland Under-21 winger Darragh Burns.

The 19-year-old St Patrick’s Athletic right-sided raider has attracted the attention of the Hoops as well as Hibs and English top-flight outfit Brighton.

The champions were keen on Burns during the winter transfer window, according to the Irish Independent.

IRISH AYES…Johnny Kenny proudly holds aloft his Celtic jersey after his January arrival.

Ange Postecoglou brought in five recruits in January with Sligo Rovers’ highly-rated young striker Johnny Kenny arriving in the same month as J-League trio Reo Hatate, Daizen Meada and Yosuke Ideguchi plus MK Dons midfielder Matt O’Riley.

Coincidentally, the Easter Road side, with ex-Celt Shaun Maloney in charge, were also in the race for Kenny, 19, before he decided to switch to the Hoops.

Burns will become a free agent when his contract expires on November 30.

The Hoops will face competition again from Hibs, now managed by Lee Johnson who has added former Celts duo winger Aiden McGeady and keeper David Marshall among his eight recruits this summer.

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