Free agent Marco Motta declares interest in joining Celtic, claims project is fascinating

Defender Marco Motta is interested in a move to Celtic.

Free agent defender Marco Motta has told Tutto Mercato Web that he would be interested in joining Celtic, citing that the project is fascinating.

Motta, had a lengthy career in Italian football, playing for the likes of Atalanta, Udinese, Torino, Roma, Juventus, Catania, Bologna and Genoa before joining Watford last season.

The Italian's short-term spell at Watford ended upon the Hornets' promotion to the Premier League, and he has since failed to find a new club.

Now though, the 29-year-old right back could find his way back in to football, after Tutto Mercato Web reported last week that Celtic have offered a one-year deal to Motta.

Ronny Deila's men have struggled defensively this season, but it would be something of a surprise to see the Bhoys land another right back, given that they already have Mikael Lustig and Saidy Janko in their ranks.

Now though, Tutto Mercato Web have asked Motta about the situation, and the one-cap Italian international admitted that it would be a move that interests him, stating that Celtic are a prestigious club, despite not knowing a great deal about the Scottish Premiership.

"Yes, absolutely," said Motta when asked whether he would consider the move. "It is a league that I know little about, but Celtic is a prestigious team. The project fascinates me," he added.

It will now be interesting to see whether Motta does sign for Celtic, with manager Deila not averse to signing free agents outside of the transfer window, as seen by the recent arrival of Carlton Cole.

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