ABERDEEN ace Connor Barron is attracting interest on the continent, according to a report. 

It's said that Celtic face stiff competition from a Belgian outfit if they want to sign the talented 19-year-old.

The Daily Record report that KRC Genk have joined the Scottish champions in eyeing up the Scotland U21 star.

Barron has produced impressive performances for Scot Gemmill's side recently, fresh off the back of breaking into Aberdeen's starting XI in the second-half of last season.

Parkhead scouts watched Barron in action against Belgium last weekend.

Now, it's said that KRC Genk are also interested in the midfielder having attended the game match.

Barron signed a two-and-a-half-year contract earlier this year. 

He is a big part of Jim Goodwin's plans for the campaign ahead.