Celtic have made contact with Wigan Athletic regarding the potential signing of Kyle Joseph, according to Football Insider.
It has been a remarkable breakthrough season for the 19-year-old, who has become a key player for the struggling Latics.
Joseph has scored five goals for Wigan this season, including four strikes in his last three games for the League One side.
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The Scotland Under-19 international is now attracting interest from a host of high-profile clubs, with his contract set to expire at the end of this season.
Joseph has been offered a new deal by Wigan, and the striker has recently been the subject of a £500,000 bid from Barnsley which has been rejected.
According to Football Insider, Celtic have now joined Rangers in the race to sign Joseph, and contact has been made between themselves and Wigan.
Celtic and Rangers could well look to take advantage of cross-border rules and sign the player on a pre-contract agreement this month.
This is a precarious situation for Wigan and one they will be looking to resolve as soon as possible.
Joseph has become a key player for them of late and he has scored some important goals, but his contract situation needs to be resolved.
They cannot afford to reject any bids for him this month and risk losing him for potentially nothing in the summer, especially due to the club’s financial situation.
I can see him leaving this month, and surely he’d want to play for a big club like Celtic?