A player impressing in Italy has hinted that a future move to Celtic would appeal to him.
A 16-year-old play-maker currently making waves in Italy has been speaking to the Daily Record about his love for Celtic.
Marcello Jones may have been brought up in Cornwall but he has a strong affiliation with the Bhoys, with his grandparents introducing him to the club from a very young age.
Jones revealed in the interview that he used to travel to Scotland regularly to visit his family and that almost invariably meant a trip to watch Celtic’s stars in training and an attempt to collect some sought-after autographs, with Henrik Larsson’s the one he desperately wanted but never managed to get.
Jones also explained that he was offered the chance to play for Celtic’s youngsters but that he had to reluctantly turn it down due to interest from AC Milan.
“I took part in a few Celtic soccer camps and the scout there, John Morgan, gave me a open invite to train with the pro youth teams when I was in Glasgow.”
Instead he moved to Milan, and he is currently in talks over a new contract, but the teenager has hinted that he could return to play for the club so loved by his grandparents in the future.
“I should know my future in a few weeks,” Jones said. “I’d love to go all the way with them, but a move to Celtic would appeal.”