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Agent: Four French clubs will be scouting Tonev in Gran Canaria

The Aston Villa loanee will be monitored during Celtic's friendly with PSV Eindhoven, according to his representative.

Aleksandar Tonev's agent has claimed that four clubs will be scouting his client during Celtic's winter-break trip to Gran Canaria.

The Bhoys face PSV Eindhoven in a friendly on the beautiful Canary Island tomorrow, which presents Bulgarian forward Tonev with the perfect opportunity to get some game time.

Back in the SPL, the 24-year-old is currently serving a ban received for racial abuse of an opponent.

Tonev, though, is only at Celtic Park on loan from Premier League side Aston Villa. He has nevertheless been linked with a move away from both clubs and his agent has suggested that four sides - all from France - will be monitoring his progress during tomorrow's game.

"Four French clubs have contacted me and told me they will be at the game to watch Aleksandar," the Celtic star's agent is quoted as saying by the Glasgow Evening Times.

"I talked to him after he arrived in Las Palmas and he feels much better about his situation. He's rested and has a great deal of enthusiasm to get back on the pitch and has a desire to play.

"We know what he can do and believe in him. He has the best part of his career ahead of him."

The Bulgarian joined Aston Villa in 2013, making a number of appearances for the Premier League side before being loaned to Celtic this season.

The 24-year-old's ban means that the Aston Villa loanee has been out of the first-team picture at Celtic for now, however, until the trip to Gran Canaria.

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