Veton Berisha 'flattered' by Celtic speculation, admits he will consider summer exit

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Norwegian striker Veton Berisha has responded to speculation surrounding a move to Celtic.

Viking striker Veton Berisha has told Aftenbladet in Norway that he doesn't know of any interest from Celtic, but admitted he would be 'flattered' if there was.

The 21-year-old hotshot joined Viking from local club Egersund at the age of 16, having held trials with Manchester City alongside his brother Valon, who now plays for Red Bull Salzburg.

A former Norwegian Under-18 international, Berisha has largely blown hot and cold during his time with Viking, but has exploded into life this season.

With nine goals in 13 games, Berisha seemingly can't stop scoring - and his exploits have now triggered alleged interest from Celtic.

Aftenbladet reported over the weekend that Celtic boss Ronny Deila has looking to bring his compatriot Berisha to Glasgow, with the former Stromsgodset manager well aware of Berisha's ability from his time in Norway.

The Bhoys will be in the market for a striker this summer with John Guidetti's loan deal from Manchester City set to expire, and Berisha could well be the man to aid Celtic's attack.

However, the player says that he doesn't know of any interest from Celtic other than the speculation - whilst he did add that he was not only flattered to be linked with a move to the Scottish champions, but would also consider a move abroad this summer.

"I have no comment," said Berisha. "I do not know anything about it. But if it is true it is of course flattering! We'll see [what happens]. If the right offer from overseas comes, I'll consider going, but it all depends - it must be the right club," he added.

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