Stale Solbakken urges Thomas Delaney to snub 'great club' Celtic for England move

Copenhagen boss Stale Solbakken says midfielder Thomas Delaney should be looking higher than Celtic.

Copenhagen boss Stale Solbakken has been quoted by The Scottish Sun as saying that midfielder Thomas Delaney should be setting his sights higher than Celtic.

Reports from The Scottish Sun on Thursday suggested that Celtic have made Delaney a top summer target, despite manager Ronny Deila having a host of midfielders at his disposal already.

Delaney, 24, has racked up more than 125 league appearances for Copenhagen, but he may now look to leave the club he joined as a child as he looks to further his career.

A talented, left-footed midfielder with five caps for the Danish national team, Delaney would join up with his international team-mate Erik Sviatchenko should he sign for Celtic - but he has now been told to reject a move to Scotland in favour of joining an English club.

Delaney's Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken, who may be known by some for his time in charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers, has now had his say on Delaney's future.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Solbakken praised Celtic as a great club with tradition, but he believes Delaney should instead be looking to make a major step up to an English club, rather than head to Scotland.

Solbakken also revealed interest from Dynamo Kiev, and acknowledged that Delaney could be sold in the summer having impressed so much in the Danish capital.

"Celtic is a club with great tradition, but Thomas has reached an age when he is not only looking towards Scotland when he leaves," said Solbakken. "It would be much the same as Danish football. I think he should look further south in Britain."

"There has been interest in Thomas from Dynamo Kiev too, but it was never a specific enquiry. It was just interest, but he is a player who it wouldn’t be easy to find a replacement for. But we keep well informed. It’s part of the risk of having good players — they can be sold," he added.

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