Celtic: Fans react as Sligo Rovers striker Johnny Kenny set for transfer

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A number of Celtic fans have reacted with excitement after hearing their club are close to signing Sligo Rovers striker Johnny Kenny.

Indeed, as first reported by the Sligo Champion, the Bhoys are currently leading the race to claim the 18-year-old’s signature. Rovers will reportedly receive a fee of €150,000 (£125,500) plus add-ons.

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The article adds that Scottish Premier League club Hibernian have also had an eye on the teenager – and even invited him to a game back in December. However, it looks as though he will end up signing for Ange Postecoglou’s team instead.

The update was shared on social media and quickly caught the eye of some interested Celtic supporters, who were more than happy to share their thoughts on the matter.

Here’s what these Celtic fans said…

“That would make my new year……. Eamonn Sweeney gave his aul lad Johnny the best quote in the history of football books in there’s only one red army ‘good that he was lightening fast because he could kill a ball further than he could kick it’.”
“Reminds me of hooper”
“Good potential for this lad.”
@CelticFCB will have a decent team.
“Buy him and loan him out to another premiership club surely?”
“Maybe get in our B team. Would walk into Hibs 11.”

The Ireland U19 forward has impressed playing in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. Last season, he showed plenty of promise, scoring 11 times in the league, while providing a couple of assists, too. He even has a goal in Europe this term, scoring in a qualifier for the Europa Conference League.

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It looks as though Celtic are ready to take a chance on the talented youngster and their fans seem more than happy about that – though he may first have to play in their B team.

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