New York Red Bulls have added Celtic and US Men's National Team U-20 winger to the team for the 2021 season. The team's announcement comes after weeks of speculation as to whether the deal would be completed.
"Cameron is a sharp young talent who has been rising through the ranks at Celtic and the US National Teams," said Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell. "Cameron possesses mental, physical and technical attributes that make us believe he has a bright future."
Harper, only 19-years-old, signed with Celtic FC in Scotland in 2018. He has spent the last two seasons with the club's U-18 team and made his senior debut in the January 11th fixture against Hibernian. Catching the eye of scouts around the world, Harper's career began in California but now takes him across the United States and to a New York Red Bulls team that is poised to be one of the youngest and most dynamic in the league.
"Cameron is an exciting, attacking player," said head coach Gerhard Struber. "He sees the field very well and can create with the ball in tight spaces. As a staff we are excited to work with Cameron and help him to continue to develop his game."
This signing is one of many that has geared the Red Bulls towards a young side that is looking to return to their high-press game of yesteryear. Whether the lack of experience shows its head remains to be seen. However, the team has spent much of this off-season revamping the squad with prospective players that may work to the benefit of the club in MLS.