Striker heavily linked with Celtic denies January contact over move

Sydney van Hooijdonk has opened up on the speculation of the last transfer window that saw him heavily linked with a move in his father’s footsteps to Celtic. Sydney, son of Pierre, was set to leave Bologna in the January window and Celtic were heavily linked with his signature; however, the player has confirmed that no talks took place.

“To be honest, I didn’t speak with Celtic this winter. You see a lot of things, but this winter, I didn’t speak with them. Yes, last summer, there was a bit,” van Hooijdonk told East Anglian outlet Pink Un.

“It is a lovely club, and I am a fan of them as well, but the Championship and a team that is fighting for the play-offs was really nice.

“This league is at a higher level than that league, so I’m really happy to be here.”

Celtic are said to have rejected approaches made by representatives of SVH, who made it clear that the player was interested in the move. Instead, SVH was used in a transfer triangle to free-up a loan move to Celtic by Adam Idah from Norwich. The Irishman has been brilliant since signing with supporters already talking about whether the club should consider a permanent move in the summer.

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