Michael Duffy would love Celtic chance

Celtic Parkhead

Michael Duffy wants his future to be at Celtic, but admits another loan is possible.

Alloa Athletic's Michael Duffy celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates

Celtic youngster Michael Duffy has told the Scottish Sun that he would "love" to play for the Hoops under Brendan Rodgers next season.

The 21-year-old forward spent the 2015-16 campaign on loan with Scottish Championship side Alloa, netting three times and setting up two more in 34 second-tier outings.

The Northern Irishman is due back at Parkhead this summer but it remains to be seen what newly-appointed Rodgers plans to do with him.

Celtic fans in the stadium await the arrival of New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

If first-team chances at Celtic are bleak, Duffy says he'd like a loan to a Premiership side if it came down to it.

“I would love to play for Celtic next season, that’s my goal, but competition for places will be high so I will speak to the manager when I get back," he told the Scottish Sun.

“If it came to it, maybe I will go out on loan to play a year in the Scottish Premiership and try to get a few games under my belt with another team to gain experience but my main thought is Celtic.

“I want to make my mark with Celtic but I will listen to the club. If it is to be a loan, my target would be another Premier League club."

Alloa Athletic's Michael Duffy celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates

Rodgers, earning a reported £45,000 a week, is the highest paid manager in the history of Scottish football. Big things are expected of him and in order to meet expectations he cannot take risks on unproven talent, which is bad news for Duffy.

The truth is that if there was no place for him at Celtic under Ronny Deila, then Rodgers, with the pressure of keeping Rangers at bay, is unlikely to gamble on him, but time will tell.

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