Date of birth: 05/02/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Scotland
Youth career: Celtic FC
Current club: Celtic FC
Squad number: 64
Current national team: Scotland U-19
Position: attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2019
Player’s agent: Rispect Sports Agency
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Patrick Herrmann & Samir Nasri
– close control
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– modern attacking midfielder/pacey winger
– able to play on both wings
– likes to dribble
– likes to cut inside
– counter attack threat
– gets fouled often
– often uses his speed and skill to take on defenders
– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box
– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players
– possesses exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces
– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control
– often makes surging runs into penalty box
– agile and moves the ball with ease
– very unpredictable for his opponents
– all-action and energetic
He is best suited to playing as:
Right winger in 4-2-3-1.
Scottish Youth Cup 2014/2015 winner with Celtic.
No senior team appearances yet.
Aidan Nesbitt is a Celtic homegrown product. Currently, he is one of the most exciting players who are slowly breaking into the first team. He has been a star of the youth teams for a few years. The real proof of his talent was the Scottish Youth Cup final, where he scored a hattrick which was the main cause of the spectacular win over Rangers. He made his first team debut on 23 September 2015 in a League Cup match against Raith Rovers, in which he came on in the 89th minute. He is also a regular youth international – he played at the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where Scots managed to get to the semifinal, but failed against Holland. Currently he plays for the U-19 national team.
“Yet with Forrest, Kris Commons, Stefan Johansen, Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven all vying for roles in Deila’s attacking midfield trio, it may be hard for Nesbitt to feature right now. Given his recent form, he may just need one chance to show what he can do – and Celtic fans should certainly be excited about Nesbitt’s future at the club.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.