Carluke youngster Craig Storie signs for Aberdeen

Craig Storie (16) from Carluke signs for Aberdeen FC under-19s
Craig Storie (16) from Carluke signs for Aberdeen FC under-19s

A teenage Carluke footballer who is so talented that he’s been dubbed “a young Paul Scholes” has signed for Aberdeen FC under-19s.

The Pittodrie club’s first team manager Craig Brown made the Scholes comparison about Craig Storie (16), of Eastfield Road, a skilful attacking midfielder who has signed a two and a half year contract with the Dons.

The young midfielder’s mum Eileen Walkinshaw said: “Craig has been football daft since he could walk. When he was smaller and there was a local football match being played, you knew Craig would be there.

“I’m very proud of what he has already achieved. His ultimate ambition is to play for Man Utd or Barcelona.”

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