AIRDRIEONIANS manager Ian Murray has revealed that the League One club's star winger Thomas Robert has spent time at Celtic on trial in the last fortnight.

The 20-year-old, son of Newcastle legend Laurent, raised a few eyebrows when he pitched up in Airdrie last summer after his Montpellier contract expired - with offers reportedly on the table from Germany, France and England.

The Frenchman has wasted no time in settling into the Diamonds side however, notching four goals and providing two assists in 14 appearances this term.

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Aberdeen are rumoured to be monitoring the player, who has also been linked with Celtic and Rangers in the past.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Murray said that Robert had spent some time on trial at Parkhead recently so that the Hoops coaching staff could get a better look at the promising youngster.

He said: "I can provide clarity on Thomas being in with Celtic and training with them.

"It's brilliant for him personally and brilliant for the club because it shows that we are doing something right.

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"It was a no-brainer to let him go on trial with Celtic. It was a chance for Thomas to showcase himself and train with top-level players and coaches.

"He was in a top-level training environment which is second to none. He was working with top players and for any footballer, it's an exciting time time to do that.

"It's testament to Thomas, his team-mates and the club because we are starting to build those connections.

"We are taking young players in and improving them which is our model. Thomas has grabbed lots of headlines and he's a great asset to us.

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"Thomas is now back with us, he's been tested and trained with us yesterday. He's adapted to everything that we've asked him to exceptionally well."