Does Rocco Vata see his future at Celtic or Watford?

Does Rocco Vata have a future at Celtic?

Does the Celtic teenager, who has been at the club for a decade, see his future at Celtic or will he break away and head down to Watford where he may feel there’s a much better chance of first team football?

Rocco Vata is apparently in talks with Championship side Watford over a move down south.

Fabrizio Romano

That’s according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano who also reports that Celtic have not given up hope of agreeing a new deal with the Irish youth international and son of former Celtic cult hero Rudi.

UEFA European Under 21 Qualifier Group A, San Marino Stadium, San Marino 22/3/2024 San Marino vs Republic of Ireland Irelands Rocco Vata celebrates scoring a goal with Tony Springett Rocco Vata celebrates scoring a goal with Tony Springett 22/3/2024. Photo  INPHO/Luca Sighinolfi

Rocco is a talented boy who has the potential to have a great future in the game, but is that future at Celtic, and if so is he good enough to be a regular part of Brendan Rodgers plans going forward? Last season Brendan had to go through the process of playing project signings he had no say in signing and it’s fair to say that results were mixed in terms of impact.

Celtic B team were sidelined

However while that was happening the best talent in the Celtic B team were sidelined from first team exposure, certainly in the first half of last season.

Rocco has shown in games with the B side and at youth international level with Ireland that he’s a decent player, but so far he’s failed to convince either Ange Postecoglou or Brendan Rodgers that he’s capable of a regular first team place.

Celtic FC Legends v Borussia Dortmund Legends – Celtic Park James Forrest and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers carry the Scottish Cup and the SPL trophy onto the field before the charity match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.  Sunday May 26, 2024. Photo Robert Perry

Although to be fair to the lad, he’s hardly been given enough opportunities to show what he’s capable of, but will it be any different if he does decide his future lies at Celtic?

Unlikely Vata will displace any of the current players

It’s unlikely he will displace any of the current players standing in his way of a first team place, so it seems likely he will move on at some stage over the summer.

Hopefully young Rocco makes the decision that’s best for him and his future development. Whether that’s at Celtic or somewhere else remains to be seen but we should know soon enough with his current contract set to expire at the end of the month.

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