Brendan Rodgers won’t be rushed into making a decision about signing Odsonne Edouard.
The 19-year-old came in on loan from Paris Saint Germain in the summer as the Celtic boss decided to bring in a third striking option.
Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths are the first choice strikers but Edouard announced his intentions with an impressive hat-trick against Motherwell at the end of November.
It could take a fee of around Â£7m to make the move permanent with Rodgers waiting on a number of factors before deciding if he should try and keep Edouard in Scotland.
â€œI will assess it at the end of the season,â€� the Celtic boss told the Daily Record. â€œHe has grown each week he has been with us. Thereâ€™s no rush.
â€œItâ€™s for both sides as well. He might love it with us, he might not. I know he is really enjoying it but there is no rush to commit on either side now.
â€œItâ€™s just a case of seeing how it goes in the second half of the season and weâ€™ll review it then.â€�
Rodgers added: â€œHe is getting better and better each week. The boy has big talent and is a real worker as well. Heâ€™s the type of performer I like.
â€œHis English is getting better through lessons and heâ€™s still only very young at 19 so he has a lot of potential. I donâ€™t have any qualms if I have to put him into a game.â€�