St Mirren starlet Dylan Reid has turned down a move to Celtic in order to remain at the Buddies.
Manager Stephen Robinson confirmed the club had accepted a six-figure bid for the 17-year-old, who is also reportedly coveted by Benfica and Rangers, last week.
The Paisley club’s boss urged Reid, who has captained Scotland at youth level, to consider his next move carefully, adding his belief that St Mirren Park was the best place for his development.
The teenager appears to have heeded that advice after turning down a move to the Scottish champions’ B-side in order to continue his first team breakthrough at the club despite holding talks over a transfer.
Reid was a second half substitute on Saturday as Saints recorded their first win of the Premier Sports Cup group stages at Cowdenbeath.
He is now in line to play at Airdrieonians tomorrow evening.
“St Mirren Football Club can confirm that last week it allowed Dylan Reid permission to speak to a fellow cinch Premiership club regarding a possible transfer,” a statement read.
“We can now confirm that Dylan has turned down the opportunity to leave St Mirren at this point in time.
“The St Mirren Youth Academy graduate became the youngest ever player to play for St Mirren, as well as the youngest ever Scottish Premiership player, when he made his debut for Saints at just 16 years and five days old in March 2021. He has since gone on to play for the first-team on five occasions – most recently as a substitution in our 2-0 win over Cowdenbeath on Saturday.
“We are pleased that Dylan will remain at St Mirren and look forward to him continuing his development at the club.”