Glasgow Celtic have completed the signing of 18 year old Stockport County defender Josh Thompson and taken two more of County’s youngsters at the same time.
Thompson came through the ranks at Edgeley Park and appeared for the Hatters first team on nine occasions last term as a 2nd year Apprentice.
Having reportedly been tracked by a number of Premier League Clubs including Manchester United, the youngster has now opted to join the Glasgow giants having previously trialled at West Bromwich Albion whilst Tony Mowbray was in charge.
The 6ft 4in centre-back has been welcomed to Parkhead by Mowbray and goes straight into Celtic’s first team squad.
Mowbray told the Hoops’ official website:
“We are delighted to welcome Josh to Celtic Football Club. We see him as a young player with great potential and we look forward to working with him as we aim to make the most of this potential in the future.”
Thompson is one of three Stockport County teenagers to be joining Celtic, with Curtis Jones, 17, and Michael Ordish, 16, also moving to Glasgow.
“Curtis and Michael are young players with a lot of potential and they will be valuable additions to our youth set-up.”