Ramon Vega backs Celtic's move for Saidy Janko, talks reportedly held

Former Celtic defender Ramon Vega has backed the club's move for Manchester United youngster Saidy Janko.

Former Celtic defender Ramon Vega has told The Scottish Sun that Manchester United's Saidy Janko would be a 'great signing' for the Bhoys.

Having already landed one defender this summer in Manchester City's Dedryck Boyata, Celtic boss Ronny Deila is now looking to swoop for another Manchester-based defender - this time from United.

Swiss teenager Saidy Janko arrived in Glasgow for talks with Celtic on Thursday afternoon according to STV, with a permanent deal expected.

The 19-year-old spent time on loan at Bolton Wanderers last season, impressing under former Bhoys boss Neil Lennon before returning to Old Trafford.

Now, Janko looks set to leave for good - and his compatriot Vega has told The Scottish Sun that he would be a superb signing for his former club Celtic.

"Saidy is a talented young player and he would be a great signing for Celtic," said Vega. "He is young and full of potential. In years to come, he could be worth a lot of money if Celtic sign him permanently. Saidy looks to be leaving Man United, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t return south years down the line."

"He has the attributes to be a big player and if he progresses like I would expect him to at Celtic, he would be a big asset. There is something in Saidy, he definitely has ability to go with his pace and power. He is tall, but also has the skills to complement that. In my opinion, if he signs for Celtic it would be a win-win situation for both parties. Saidy can develop his career and Celtic would be getting a top player," he added.

Low risk, high reward

If Janko does sign for Celtic, he could well end up being a great low risk, high reward signing for the Bhoys - if given time to develop.

The teenager has athletic attributes, but is raw at this stage in his career, and needs a coach to help him develop and reach his potential.

Janko is unlikely to cost a huge amount of money given that he's played just one game for the Manchester United first team, so he is definitely worth a gamble from Celtic's point of view.

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