Celtic striker Gary Hooper has urged the club not to sell in-demand winger James Forrest amid reported interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.
Various reports claimed Forrest was attracting the interest of both Spurs and Liverpool during the summer, with the 20-year-old winger touted for a move to the Premier League.
Despite remaining in Scotland, Forrest remains on the radar of both clubs and teammate Hooper feels it is important for Celtic to keep hold of him.
"James is a top player who we need at the club. Defenders can't live with him up here," Hooper told the Scottish Sun.
"His final ball is good so hopefully we can keep him. He has a good ten yards of pace and gets the ball into the box. He also scores goals so you can't ask for much more. I just hope we can all stay together."
Forrest was given his chance in the first-team last season when Neil Lennon took temporary charge and has become an important part of the team since the manager took full control.
The £11m-rated midfielder's rise has been remarkable and he is now regarded as one of the brightest talents in Britain.