We all thought with Ange Postecoglou being appointed, these kinds of stories would be a thing of the past.
With Celtic losing many budding young stars this season to Germany and England, it seems that trend will not be bucked anytime soon.
Reports from Hammers News seems to suggest that Armstrong Okoflex will be the next young Hoops star to leave Celtic Park as they cite a ‘source’ claiming the deal is already done.
Speaking to The West Ham Way podcast, this source has claimed, “We have signed one player – I think he’s due to be announced soon – and the guy is called Armstrong Okoflex – which is a quality name.”
“He plays for Celtic and is a former Arsenal youth player and he’s actually played a couple of times for Celtic.
“This winger, the Celtic lad, is meant to be potentially one for the first team as well, if he can kick on a little bit, so it’s interesting that we’ve done that.”
Okoflex came to Celtic with some pedigree but has as yet, failed to make a significant impact on the first team. But with new boss, Ange Postecoglou seemingly extremely keen to focus on youth development, it could be that the youngster may yet get his chance.
The only problem is, his contract is due to expire at the end of this month so if extensions are being handed out, maybe Okoflex should be top of that list?