Hamilton ace James McCarthy would accept a move to Celtic over interest from clubs in England, according to his agent.
The talented teenager is one of the hottest properties in Scottish football, with Accies already rejecting a reported £500,000 offer from Portsmouth for his services.
A host of clubs sent representatives to New Douglas Park on Wednesday night to watch McCarthy in action in the 1-0 home defeat by Falkirk.
Now the 18-year-old's agent Willie McKay has admitted that his charge is hoping Gordon Strachan's side join the race for his services.
"James knows there is interest from England, but he's made it clear he would love to play for Celtic," McKay told the Daily Record.
"I'm sure they would be prepared to pay what would be a lot of money for a teenager."