Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s response when asked about signing for Celtic

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson has been linked with a January transfer to Celtic.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson has reacted to the news that Celtic are interested in signing him, admitting that his main aim is to remain with FC Nantes of Ligue 1.

Sigthorsson said: “I want to stay here but I know that other clubs are very interested in me. I’m not thinking about that at the moment, though, For me, the most important thing is not to leave but to play well for FC Nantes.”

It was the Record which broke the news yesterday that Celtic want to sign Sigthorsson from Nantes, having seen the Icelandic international struggle in France.

The 25-year-old, who was prolific in the Eredivisie with both Ajax and AZ Alkmaar, has netted just two goals in 15 games for Nantes. He has started just 10 of 20 league games, and the Record report indicated that Nantes were willing to sell him for roughly £2.5 million.

However, Sigthorsson himself does not sound as convinced by a move, wanting to stay and play with Nantes rather than taking the easy way out and leaving the club after just a few months.

There are no indications yet that Celtic have submitted a formal approach for Sigthorsson, but even if the Bhoys do make a bid for him, it appears as if the striker will need some convincing to bring to Parkhead this month.

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