CELTIC have Norwegian youngster Kristoffer Ajer in their sights; Martin Odegaard hints he may not be happy playing for Real Madrid and Ronny Deila admits he was wrong to field Stuart Armstrong against Partick Thistle
Celtic target Kristoffer Ajer
CELTIC are rumoured to have sent a scout to watch ‘Norwegian football’s hottest prospect’, Kristoffer Ajer.
The 17-year-old midfielder has scored eight goals this season for Norwegian side IK Start.
So far Paris St Germain and an unnamed English club are also courting the youngster who reportedly refuses to be drawn on transfer talk. (The Herald)
Martin Odegaard hints at Real Madrid unhappiness
Celtic target Martin Odegaard has reportedly hinted he would not be happy playing in Real Madrid’s B team this season.
Real Madrid have said they favour him to stay at the Bernabeu and play for the side’s second string but the 16-year-old Norwegian is said to be unimpressed with the pitches in the Segunda B Division.
Real Madrid signed the youngster in January this year. He remains a target for a host of European clubs, including Celtic. (Insidefutbol.com)
Ronny Deila takes blame for Armstrong
Celtic manager Ronny Deila has reportedly shouldered the blame for Stuart Armstrong’s performance against Partick Thistle on Sunday.
Armstrong left the pitch after twenty minutes of play after reportedly making it clear to Deila that he did not feel fully fit.
Deila has reportedly admitted that he blames himself for having to replace him. (The Scottish Sun)
Jo Inge Berget looks for revenge on Celtic
Malmo midfielder Jo Inge Berget has reportedly vowed to get revenge on Celtic when they face each other in the Champions League play off round.
The former Cardiff City star made only a few appearances while on loan to Celtic despite making a promising start with two goals in his first game.
He told Swedish newspaper Expressen that he would be sharing his knowledge of Celtic’s weaknesses with Malmo’s coaching staff. (Insidefutbol.com)
Derek McInnes angry at John Collins’ comments
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has lashed out at Celtic number two John Collins following comments he made about the SPFL.
Collins was quoted as saying that Scottish sides are not smart or quick enough to challenge Celtic.
McInnes reportedly pointed out that, while Collins was entitled to his opinion, ‘if it was that easy, they [Celtic] would win the treble every year’. (Daily Record)
Ronny Deila tips Deila tips Tom Rogic to be ‘something special’
Celtic boss Ronny Deila has tipped Australian midfielder Tom Rogic to be ‘something special’ after he returns to form from groin injury.
Rogic joined Celtic in January 2013 but has made only six appearances before scoring his first goal for the club in Celtic’s 2 - 0 victory over Partick Thistle on Sunday.
Deila said Rogic could force his way into Celtic’s Champions League campaign plans as they look to reach the group stages. (The Scotsman)
Nicky Law came close to leaving Rangers
Rangers midfielder Nicky Law has admitted that he came close to leaving Ibrox in January.
He went on to say that he was glad he stayed as it meant he got to play in a revitalised team under Mark Warburton.
Law made his 100th appearance for Rangers against St Mirren on Friday. (The Scotsman)