Teenager Owen Moffat is set to be Celtic’s next breakout star, according to Anthony Haggerty.

The 19-year-old has yet to make a senior appearance for the Scottish giants but has progressed through the youth ranks and is now on the cusp of being in contention for the first-team.

Moffat earned rave reviews from Bhoys fans after showing glimpses of what he can offer in the pre-season win over Sheffield Wednesday last month.

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The Celtic Way reporter Haggerty has high hopes for the attacking midfielder and believes Moffat could prove to be as successful as Scotland international Kieran Tierney, who came through Celtic’s ranks and made 170 appearances before securing a £25million move to the Premier League with Arsenal.

Celtic have endured a wretched start to the season, with them crashing out of the Champions League at the second qualifying round for the second consecutive year and losing their Scottish Premiership opener at Hearts.

But Haggerty believes Bhoys boss Ange Postecoglou, who was appointed in June, will help Moffat to develop.

He told Football FanCast: “Kieran Tierney went for a first-team training session once and Ronny Deila and John Collins said ‘we’ve unearthed a diamond’. Moffat might well be the same.

“He impressed in the pre-season friendlies and Postecoglou likes to work with young players, so he might be thinking he can mould Moffat into something that can make a valid first-team contribution.

“Any first-team experience will be a great experience for him.”

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