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The Daily Record in Scotland is reporting that Airdrieonians winger Thomas Robert is set for a trial with the Clarets and that we are challenging Celtic for his signature.

The 20-year-old joined the Scottish League One club last season from his native France and has played 26 league and cup games for them while also spending time with Celtic earlier this year with a view to a permanent move this summer. At the time of his Celtic trial, his Airdrie team mate Leon McCann said of him: “Thomas is technically brilliant. He’s just so comfortable on the ball, he has amazing feet and it’s so easy for him to just glide past players which is why he gets fouled a lot.

“HIs style probably isn’t really suited to League One because it’s not the most technical league and there is a lack of foreign players. He will learn a lot from playing here. He will learn to move the ball quicker because he won’t get a lot of time on the ball. He always wants to take boys on, try stepovers, so he will learn the physical side because he’s got the potential to go really far.”

The Record are suggesting any move to Celtic could now be complicated following Neil Lennon’s departure and that he is due to head to Burnley for a two week trial ahead of a potential transfer.

He comes from a football family. His dad Laurent played at the top level in English football for Newcastle, Portsmouth and Derby.

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