Brendan Rodgers comments on linked-away Celtic duo

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers rates Stefan Johansen and Tom Rogic highly.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested to The Express that Tom Rogic and Stefan Johansen will remain at the club next season.

Both the midfielders have been linked with moves away from Celtic in the summer transfer window.

According to The Glasgow Evening Times, Arsenal are interested in signing Rogic this summer and watched him in action for Australia against England in a friendly international in May.

The Scottish Sun recently reported that Galatasaray are interested in securing the services of Johansen in the summer transfer window.

Rodgers has spoken highly of the Celtic duo, suggesting that they will remain at Celtic Park next season.

Tomas Rogic celebrates with teammates  after scoring the second goal for Celtic

“Both are talented players,” Rodgers told The Express. “Tom I really like, he is very good. He has good skill and ability, but he is coming off the back of having a really bad time with injuries a couple of years ago. Last year he was only really coming through that. Hopefully this year he can kick on again.”

“I haven’t seen a great deal of Johansen, but in the last few days he has been outstanding,” added the former Liverpool manager. “In terms of how I want to work he works well.

“He is really aggressive on the pressure, gets up to people and serves it simple. He gives good balance to the team because he is left-sided. And he can nick a goal.

“Last season was difficult for him after having a great first year. This year he seems happy. I spoke to him and he has really enjoyed the way I’ve worked.”

Celtic's Stefan Johansen in action with Rangers' Dominic Ball

Celtic have already started pre-season training ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

The Bhoys will be involved in Champions League qualifiers soon, and they will be determined to be successful in their quest to progress to the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition next season.

New manager Rodgers will be also be aiming to guide Celtic to yet another Scottish Premiership title next season.

The 2016-17 campaign promises to be very exciting for the Glasgow giants.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

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