SportSaints set to miss out on Port Vale youngster Luke Daley
Celtic set to sign youngster Benn Quinn
Celtic are on the verge of completing a deal to sign youngster Ben Quinn this summer. According to Record Sports, via CeltsAreHere, Celtic have agreed a deal with the winger, who will join the club at the end of the season. The Hoops have moved quickly to beat the likes of Manchester City to his signature. Manchester City, among other clubs, are said to have been interested in signing Quinn, but Celtic have beaten their rivals to secure the move. Quinn will link up with Celtic in the summer, joining from Irish youth club Cherry Orchard, where he had clearly caught the eye of a number of top clubs, including Celtic.
Southampton appear to have missed out on Port Vale youngster Luke Daley as Huddersfield Town look set to sign the winger.
Liverpool were also said to be eyeing a move for the youngster who currently plays for Port Vale’s under 16 side,, the Terriers are close to signing Daley.
The winger joined Vale as an eight-year-old and has attracted attention from the current Premier League trio after a string of impressive performances for the U16’s.
Port Vale’s academy manager Sevvy Aslam was not surprised by Saints’ interest in Daley, describing the winger as the type of player who “gets you on the edge of your seat,” before wishing him all the best in the future.
Crystal Palace linked with Exeter City loanee O'Shea
The on-loan Exeter City defender Dara O’Shea has been attracting the interest from Premier League clubs Bournemouth and Crystal Palace. The 20-year-old has enjoyed a good loan spell down in the west country at Exeter and as a result earned a Republic of Ireland under-21 call up last month. According to Devon Live, Crystal Palace have been interested in signing the defender this summer, but parent club West Brom will be thinking twice about letting the youngster go. © Naomi Baker/Getty Images Sport Naomi Baker/Getty Images Sport He has strengthened the Grecians backline this season and has been a key figure in helping the club fight for a play-off position.
“We had heard what clubs were interested in him. He would attract the attention because he is a winger that gets you on the edge of your seat because he loves taking players on and then he has a good delivery. So, whenever the ball comes to him he lights the place up, you lean forward to see what he is going to do next. He is that type of player.”
“He is a left winger, left footed. they are in demand as they are probably at most clubs. We had interest from Huddersfield and while that was going on, we had interest from Southampton and Liverpool. He has decided to stick with Huddersfield. He is a lovely lad and we are sad to see him go.”
Southampton's summer signings reviewed: Angus Gunn.
Southampton’s third summer signing last year was England Under-21 international goalkeeper Angus Gunn. The youngster arrived from Manchester City in a deal believed to be worth £13.5 million following an impressive season on loan at Norwich City in the Championship. Gunn’s transfer to Southampton came as something of a surprise. The club were looking to offload Fraser Forster, but Alex McCarthy had just played a pivotal role in keeping them afloat in the Premier League. Signing another goalkeeper — notably one who was never going to remain a backup player at his next club — seemed peculiar.