His own playing commitments have so far prevented the 18-year-old from travelling to Glasgow, where his brother has enjoyed great success since heading north from Chelsea two years ago.
He does not deny that he could well be loitering around the tunnel area on Wednesday when the Scottish champions and their army of fans arrive in N17.
"That's right, I'll try and get a word with him if at all possible," said John, an Academy graduate who hopes to feature regularly for our reserve side in the coming season.
He adds that he has spoken to powerhouse striker Chris and confirms that he, like most players who play for Scottish clubs, is relishing the chance to come down and attempt to put one over a Premiership side.
"Yes and he's looking forward to it. They've started already and have played their first league game and will be well into their stride.
"They played Man Utd and Leeds last season and beat them, so it's going to be a tough game. It will certainly be a good one as well because of the quality of the Celtic team."
The Parkhead side began their defence of the Premier League on Saturday and enjoyed a 2-1 win over Dunfermline, with the prolific Henrik Larsson netting twice.
John says it is evident that Scottish sides tend to raise their game against English teams and feels it is because the Scottish game is sometimes afforded a little lack of respect.
"I think there is a little bit of an edge because people tend to be quite critical of the Scottish League some of the time. Maybe that gives them lift to get results."
TICKET DETAILS FOR CELTIC AND LAZIO
Spurs v Celtic (8pm, WHL)
Wednesday August 7
Spurs v Lazio (H)
Sunday 11th August
Kick Off 3pm
Any Celtic supporter wishing to purchase match tickets for this match should contact the Celtic Ticket Office on 0141 551 8653 Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm or Saturday's 9am - 1pm - tickets now on sale. Spurs details below.
Club Members may purchase tickets by logging onto our website on www.spurs.co.uk click onto Tickets and then the sub-heading on-line.
General Sale - are now on-sale by contacting the Spurs Ticketline on 08700 112222 or in person from the Park Lane Ticket Office open 10am - 6pm.
Important Notice - Due to the discounted ticket prices, Season Ticket Books and Membership Books will be required for this fixture.
Ticket Prices for Season Ticket Holders/Club Members
West and East Stands Adults £30 and Juniors/Senior Citizens £15
North and South Stands Adults £20 and Juniors/Senior Citizens £10
Ticket Prices for Non-Members
West and East Stands Adults £35 and Juniors/Senior Citizens £17
North and South Stands Adults £25 and Juniors/Senior Citizens £12
Young Spurs striker John Sutton will be more than an interested spectator at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening - it will be his first opportunity to see big bruv Chris play live for Celtic.