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“Celtic Are A Massive Club, It Would Be An Honour To Represent Them”

Ireland U19 international Luca Connell has had his say on a potential move to Scottish champions Celtic admitting that he would be “an honour” to represent the club.

Connell is currently under contract with Bolton and had impressed last season during his debut campaign but is expected to leave after their relegation to League One.

The 18-year old has been attracting interest from a host of clubs in England and Scotland with Celtic reportedly leading the race for his signature.

Speaking as a part of the Irish U19 training squad ahead of the European Championships in July, Connell explained that it would be “an honour” to play for a club like Celtic should the move come to pass.

“It’s a massive club,” said Connell in quotes reported by the Irish Mirror.

“It would be an honour to represent them if that’s what the final decision was. I’m keeping my options open and hopefully, I can get one in the next few weeks.

“As you read in the media, they all sound ‘strong’. One day, one’s leading it and the next the other one’s leading it.

“So I’ll leave that to my agent and sort that out. The agent gives you an idea, they give you pros and cons.

“But the final decision is mine and I just hope that’s the right one. I’m sure it will be.”

Connell had recently been involved in the Irish senior squad’s training camp in Portugal for the games against Denmark and Gibraltar but was forced to pull out due to an inury.

A move to Celtic would certainly be an exciting one for the Liverpool born midfielder but Connell explained that no matter where he ends up, regular game time is the most important thing for him at this stage of his career.

“Anywhere would appeal if it was a good move and it was right for me and I enjoyed it.

“There have been quite a few teams involved, but teams come and go by the day.

“You’ve just got to see which ones stick by you and take your chance on one and hope that’s the right one for you – I’m sure it will be.”

“I just want to make sure that I’m playing wherever I go.

“It shows in the media that all these big teams are interested, but I think at this age it’s important to be playing and then the money hopefully will come with that.

“I’m sure that my agent will have something sorted out for me one way or the other and with what’s best for me.”

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here [email protected]