Lubomir Moravcik shares conversation with Lawwell over shock return as Celtic transfer guru

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Lubomir Moravcik is offering his services to former club Celtic.

Celtic legend Lubomir Moravcik has told The Scottish Herald that he has spoken to Bhoys chief executive Peter Lawwell about returning to the club.

Moravcik, now 50, joined Celtic from German side Duisburg in 1998, and whilst there was scepticism about the signing of a 33-year-old playmaker, the Czechoslovakia and later Slovakia international became a Bhoys hero.

With 35 goals in 129 appearances for Celtic, Moravcik was a firm fan favourite, before leaving in 2002 for spell in Japan with JEF United, and then turned his hand to management.

Spells with Ruzomberok, the Slovakia Under-16s and Zlate Moravce didn't give him much success, with no return to management since 2008 - but now, he could end up returning to Celtic in a shock twist.

The Bhoys are flattering to deceive under manager Ronny Deila this season, and many fans have criticised the club's recent transfer dealings, with signings such as Jo Inge Berget, Mubarak Wakaso, Aleksandar Tonev and Nadir Ciftci all struggling in Glasgow.

Now, Moravcik has told The Scottish Herald that he has spoken to Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell about a return to Celtic Park, where he would work as an assistant in the transfer market, primarily focusing on central Europe as his area of expertise.

"I have spoken to Peter about maybe helping the club in the future," said Moravcik. “He knows I am always ready for Celtic. I have known him a long time and I can help find players for Celtic if we can find a way to work together. I work for a bigger agency in Slovakia now. There is more money to invest and I spoke to Peter. I told him that I can be used for this part of Europe but it is hard to find the very best players."

"With the money that Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have, how can you compete and get these players at 16? It's impossible. Even in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the best teenagers are already with the biggest clubs. But Celtic do have a chance of getting players who are between 18 and 21.

"They are not ready for the biggest clubs. They are not like Martin Odegaard going to Real Madrid. But they could do well at Celtic. There are a lot of players who could go through Celtic to somewhere else in Europe. The wages are affordable. The transfer fees are not high and it is possible to get these players. Celtic can give them European football, they can give them big games under pressure in front of a lot of fans," he added.

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