Scottish champions Celtic are interested in signing a trio of Everton’s academy stars, Anthony Gordon, Morgan Feeney and Lewis Gibson, according to a report from Kieran Devlin of The Athletic.

Devlin’s report about Celtic’s recruitment strategy goes a long way to explain some of the policies that the Scottish club have implemented in recent years, one of which is the targeting of young players from across Europe.

According to the report, Celtic have had scouts at most of Everton’s under-18s and under-23s games this season, and it looks like they have been impressed by Gordon, Feeney and Gibson.

Devlin reports that Celtic even tried to take Gordon on loan in January, but Everton knocked their request back. He also indicates that the Hoops are tracking another pair of Toffees’ players; 21-year-old Feeney and 19-year-old Gibson.

Celtic’s policy of signing young players has worked well in recent seasons and it looks like they now have their sights set on raiding Everton.