Director claims Veton Berisha is likely to leave, player keen on Germany move

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Reported Celtic target Veton Berisha is keen on a move to Germany.

Viking striker Veton Berisha has told local newspaper Rogalands Avis that he would be interested in a move to Germany - whilst club director Henning Johannessen.

Berisha, 21, has been in sensational form for Viking this season, hitting nine goals in 13 games this season, drawing interest in the process.

Aftenbladet reported earlier this month that Celtic manager Ronny Deila is looking to lure his Norwegian compatriot to Scotland this summer as he looks to improve the Bhoys' striking options.

However, the player himself has now told Rogalands Avis that he would be interested in a move to Germany, with Greuter Furth credited with an interest in the newspaper.

"It is interesting for me," said Berisha. "I think football which will suit my style of play. German football will be a step up for me - both 1st and 2nd Bundesliga."

"They have very good fans over there. I talked a little with Rune Almenning Jarstein (Hertha Berlin), and he has told me good things. I have an important decision to make. Hopefully I choose the right," he added.

With Berisha seemingly leaving Norway this summer, there will be plenty of clubs interested in his signature - and Viking director Johannessen admits that 

"We have received such clear signals from Veton and his agent that I would consider it highly unlikely that he will continue in Viking. But we will of course a new chat with Veton if he wants to," said Johannessen.

Ideal for Celtic?

With John Guidetti's loan stay from Manchester City now over, Deila is left somewhat short up front - and bringing in an up-and-coming striker like Berisha could be ideal for Celtic.

The youngster has plenty of potential and is currently playing the best football of his career. With room to grow and with Deila knowing the player form his time in Norway, a move to Celtic could be better for his career than moving to Germany, especially to the second tier.

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