Celtic boss prioritising January swoop for teenage star

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In the lead up to the January transfer window, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has used the international break to personally scout Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa, report London News Online.

Attending the Addicks’ 3-0 loss against Swindon Town on Saturday, 19-year-old Konsa was an unused substitute for the Londoners but the report claims he was the man Rodgers travelled to see.

Enjoying a breakthrough campaign with the League One side this term, centre back Konsa has made eight league appearances for the Addicks this term, starting all of those fixtures.

Also capable of playing in central midfield, the fact Rodgers personally travelled to see Konsa suggests he is a priority target in the forthcoming January transfer window.

With the Addicks having sacked Russell Slade recently, there is currently uncertainty over Charlton Athletic’s managerial situation which you’d imagine may only buoy Celtic’s hopes of landing Konsa.

Still a teenager of course, it remains to be seen whether if signed, Konsa would immediately be battling the likes of Kolo Toure, Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko in the Hoops’ first team.

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