Morton Sign Celtic Youth

Morton have signed Celtic youth Carlo Monti until the end of the season.

The news appears in today's Daily Record's Soccer Shorts and seems to be confirmed by the fact that on the player's SFA profile he is listed as a Greenock Morton player.

Full Name: Carlo Monti
Age: 18 (17.07.1990)
Position: Left-Back, Left Midfield
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
International Honours: 3 Scotland Under-18 caps
Height: ?' ?" (but described as small)
Former Clubs: Celtic

I have heard of Monti (pictured, above left: playing for Celtic; below: for Scotland) but I don't really know much about him as a player. All I do know is that he can play anywhere up the left hand side of the pitch, has 3 caps for Scotland Under-18s (as well as at u-15, u-16 and u-17 levels) and was charged for an assault that left a man in a coma. In the article about the assault Daily Record journalist Craig McDonald writes:

Celtic Park insiders describe Monti as "small but very skilful". He has been tipped to break into the first team within two years and go on to a glittering career.

The teenager, from Glasgow, was spotted by Celtic while still at St Thomas Aquinas School in the city's Jordanhill.

He has played most of his recent games at the club in the under-19s. But he has made one appearance for the reserves - against Hamilton last month - and scored from 30 yards.

When Monti was 15, he played for Scotland under-16s at the Ballymena International Tournament in Northern Ireland in 2006.

And he set up two goals for Scotland under-17s last year as they beat Malta 3-0 in a warm-up for the UEFA Youth Championship qualifiers.

Monti played in the qualifiers in Germany and was promoted to the under-18 squad that travelled to France for a tournament last October.

Daily Record - Soccer Shorts (02.04.2009)

Carlo Monti - SFA profile

Daily Record - Celtic Starlet Carlo Monti Charged Over Assault That Left A Man In A Coma (13.11.2008)

1 comment:

mortonjag said...

A quality left sided player can be nothing but good.