Brendan Rodgers is certainly enjoying his time at Celtic Park as he leads the Scottish Champions out for a second successive group stage appearance in the UEFA Champions League. While the Hoops would have hoped for an easy group, facing the likes of Paris Saint-Germain certainly will make it tough for them to make it into the knockout round.
Celtic have had a great result or two in the last decade or so but do look out of depth. But one interesting aspect in their squad is youngster Anthony Ralston.
The Scottish right-back has been used a number of times this season by Rodgers and his rise up the ranks has grabbed everyone’s attention. Ralston has also been used as a right-sided midfielder this season by the former Liverpool manager and it is not a surprise that the 18-year-old is being tracked by a number of Premier League giants.
A report from ESPN FC claims that we sent our scouts to see just how good Ralston is,# when the Scotland U21 side defeated the Netherlands during a Euro U21 qualifier. Ralston was making his debut for the U21 side and it seems like he did impress our scouts as well as Everton’s.
The 18-year old might not push Kieran Trippier if he arrives at the club but he can be a future star and signing him up will be a continuation of our transfer policy under Mauricio Pochettino.
Davinson Sanchez was an extremely expensive purchase but he could turn out to be a smart acquisition over time and Ralston could follow suite. We also have signed Serge Aurier from PSG and maybe the young Scot can shadow the Ivory Coast international as we look to build a side for the future too.
There have been a number of misses from our scouting team regarding the players brought in under Poch’s term but Ralston does look like someone who will progress well in the coming years.