Former Rangers man Danny Wilson plays down summer Celtic move, but doesn't rule out future switch

The Hearts captain has been linked with a move back to Glasgow in the summer.

Hearts defender Danny Wilson has moved to distance himself from rumours of a move to Celtic this summer. The Hearts defender has been in terrific form this season, captaining the Edinburgh side to a comfortable and convincing Scottish Championship title.

But he sees his future at Hearts for now. He is quoted by Sky Sports as saying: "I think he [Ronny Deila] was maybe just being polite.

"I don’t think he really said too much regarding myself and I don’t know if it will come to anything.

"I’m not really looking for something like that at the moment. It’s just something that has been said in the oress.

“I expect to be here next season."

It follows these comments from Celtic manager Ronny Deila earlier in the month, also reported by Sky Sports: "That is one of many names we are talking about but there is nothing serious in that. But he's a good player."

Celtic are looking for potential centre-back options as Jason Denayer's loan spell with the club ends in the summer and speculation continues over the future of Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk.

Wilson also addressed his history as a Rangers player in the interview. Wilson, who also spent an ill-fated three years with Liverpool, started his career at cross-city rivals Rangers.

He joined the club in 2006 and remained there until 2010. He made his debut in 2009 and went on to play 26 games for the club - which is what caught the attention of Liverpool's wandering eye.

But he says that playing for Rangers in the past would not affect his future decisions on his career: "I think you’ve got to be open to anything in your career.

"But like I say, right now I’m just focused on Hearts and finishing the season strongly here. We’ll see what happens in the future but you never know."

So it would seem he has a job to finish with Hearts next season, who should be right up there in the Scottish Premiership based on this term's incredible form.

For now Celtic does not seem an option, but he has certainly not slammed any doors shut for good.

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