Celtic and Leicester City are reportedly leading the race to sign the highly rated Ibrahim Said in January.

The versatile midfielder is reportedly seen as one of the brightest talents emerging from Nigeria, with a number of clubs interested in signing him.

And according to All Nigeria Soccer, the 17-year-old will travel to the UK in January to begin talks with Leicester and Celtic respectively ahead of a potential move.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have also been credited with showing an interest in the Nigeria Under-17 international, who has been likened to Victor Moses.

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While Said is somewhat of an unknown quantity, he certainly sounds like an exciting talent given the amount of interest in him.

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The 17-year-old impressed in the U17 World Cup earlier this year, scoring a hat-trick to help Nigeria recover from 2-0 down to beat Ecuador 3-2 in the group stages.

The fact that Leicester are also interested in the teenager suggests he is a player Celtic have had on their radar for a while, and many will be hoping he snubs the Foxes in order to move to Glasgow in January.