Croatian talent Ljuban Crepulja comments on his Celtic trial, admits wanting move

The Slaven Belupo midfielder has recently been on trial at Celtic.

Celtic have recently been taking a look at Slaven Belupo midfielder Ljuban Crepulja, rated at £300,000 by the Scottish Sun.

Unfortunately no deal looks like happening at the moment.

The talented Croatian was blocked an extension by his current club and therefore Crepulja has returned from his Celtic trial spell.

On his return to Croatia he has been discussing his time with Celtic on trial, and told Goal Croatia of how much he enjoyed his time with the Celtic team:

"For me it was a fantastic experience to be part of Celtic, even if it was just five days.

"Oh, naturally (I'd like to join Celtic). Celtic is a big, well-known European club. Therefore going into the ranks of such greats my career would be in another may. But, I say, the details are not allowed to speak publicly.

"Look, I am still a player Slaven Belupo , I remain firmly on the ground. And I will have no problem. I'll be back training at any given time will maximum work, giving my best."

He also commented on how Jozo Simunovic, a fellow Croatian who joined Celtic from Dinamo Zagreb in September, helped him settle in:

"I have to use this opportunity to thank Jozo Simunovic, who was a real host in Glasgow . He greeted me, I spent the whole club, met with everyone, we hung out every day. He's really a big thank you, he was a real host. "

Crepulja is a 22-year-old defensive midfielder who has been with Slaven Belupo since 2013. The Croatian under-20 international would have been an exciting signing for Celtic if he could have stuck around a little longer, although a work permit for the player would have been very difficult to attain.

However it is great to hear just how in awe he was still of Celtic, whose reputation in Europe has appeared to be dwindling in recent times.

Perhaps Crepulja won't be on the way to Celtic right now but considering the impression they made on him it would not be a surprise if he ended up at Paradise in the not so distant future.

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