La Panterita Confirms Celtic Plans With Former Hoops Star

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Alberth Elis has held off signing a new contract with his current MLS club in order to seek a possible move to Celtic as the winger holds talks with former Hoops player Emilio Izaguirre.

We reported a few weeks ago that the MLS star was seeking a move to Europe and Celtic were mentioned, but now the Honduran star has actively talked up a possible Hoops switch and even spoke with Emilio Izaguirre about his former club.

La Panterita as he’s nicknamed, could be a real star for Neil Lennon and with his contract up this December. Lennon could grab himself a top bargain by placing a bid.

The Hoops were interested in signing the 24-year-old last year but they had a £3million bid rejected by Houston Dynamo, much to the frustration of the player.

As reported by the Daily Record, he said:

When I first played for Honduras, I asked Emilio to recommend me to Celtic. In fact, always ask him that! There are clubs who would be nice to play for because they are always challenging for titles and cups. I have spoken to Emilio about Celtic and he’s told me they are at another level. For me, since the day I left Olimpica, I’ve never hidden the fact that my dream is to go and play in Europe and compete in the Champions League. Houston know my position. They have offered me a new contract and I will decide on my future at the end of the season. I would have liked to have played 100 games for the club, but that may not be possible now.