Celtic have now made a U-turn on Rocco Vata’s future at Glasgow, while Torino and Club Brugge are targeting the young winger’s late transfer this summer.
This is acc Sky Sports, who reports that it is “more and more likely” that Vata will leave Celtic for good. The 18-year-old is in the final year of his contract with the Premiership giants. But the Bhoys have no desire to extend the attacker’s contract or loan him out.
Vata has been at Celtic since he was seven and has spent his entire career with the club. The Hoops also presented Rudi Vata’s son with his first professional contract in July 2021 after he turned 16. Brendan Rodgers also promoted the winger to his first team this summer.
Club Brugge are competing with Torino for the late transfer of Rocco Vata
But although Rodgers has officially named Vata a first-team player, Celtic management have made a U-turn on his future. The Hoops bosses no longer believe he has a future at the club. As such, the winger is now weighing his options with a number of sides watching developments.
Torino have long wanted a deal to land Vata during Celtic’s current transfer window. The Serie A side also stepped up their pursuit this month. But Belgian giants Club Brugge are now firmly in the running and are following the youngster’s situation closely.
Celtic manage a U-turn after Brendan Rodgers promoted the winger
Vata appeared to earn his chance to join Celtic’s first-team in 2023/24 after Rodgers brought the striker out of the academy for the pre-season. The daily record He even claimed earlier this week that the Bhoys were still hoping to keep Vata in Glasgow.
However, Celtic have now made a U-turn and are keen to capitalize on interest in Vata’s transfer this summer. They don’t want to put themselves at risk of him leaving in 2024 for training compensation. The Daily Record also adds that the Hoops demoted him back to their B-Team.
Torino and Club Brugge, now coached by former Celtic manager Ronny Deila, could come to the hoops’ aid. But any transfer could be a disappointment for the youngster who is Bhoy’s captain Callum McGregor thought it was ‘great’ regularly seen scoring with their reserve team.
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