Celtic look to have been given a major shot in the arm before their UEFA Europa Conference League tie vs FK Bodø/Glimt in February, with their captain Patrick Berg admitting that he may have played his last game for the club.
Proving to be a crucial part of the Norwegian outfit’s rise to prominence in recent years, he has lead them to back to back Eliteserien titles in 2020 and 2021. Due to his impressive performances across that time period, Berg was rumoured with a switch to Celtic in the summer transfer window just gone by.
Following the UEFA Europa Conference League draw yesterday that paired both the Celts and FK Bodø/Glimt together, comments have emerged from the Norway international suggesting a move elsewhere could be on the cards.
Speaking at an award ceremony where he was awarded the accolade of being Norwegian player of the year, the 24-year-old said:
“This is Glimt’s opportunity to get a financially good sale for me because I only have a year left of my contract. I think the club might want to sell me now. That’s the way it is with contracts and football.
“I believe I have developed every single day at Glimt.
“At the moment I am still under contract and I can’t comment about specific transfers. My agent and I will sit down with Glimt next week and see what will be best for everyone.”
Berg moving on would be a huge boost for Celtic ahead of European tie
Undoubtedly, Berg potentially leaving our European opponents before both sides clash in February would be huge news for Ange Postecoglou and Celtic.
Possessing extreme quality and talent, the 5ft 11in ace helped to send shockwaves through world football as he scored in his sides’ famous 6-1 win over Roma in the UEFA Europa Conference League this year.
Likely to attract widespread interest from across the continent, the anchor man’s potential departure may just give the Bhoys an edge as they prepare to do battle with the champions of Norway in a couple of months time.
Here’s hoping Celtic can use this encounter as a springboard for a run in European competition in the second half of this campaign.