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How is Mario Pasalic doing since Leeds and Celtic rumour?

Mario Pasalic of Milan in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 9, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

He was linked to Leeds United and Celtic in the transfer window.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

It's probably safe to say that Mario Pasalic isn't regretting that he didn't get a move to Leeds United or Celtic in the summer.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Leeds were interested in signing the Chelsea midfielder on loan, whlie ABC Sevilla reported that Celtic were also keen in bringing him to Parkhead during the off season.

The 22-year-old, who signed a four-year deal at the Blues, ended up at Spartak Moscow and regular football - including in the Champions League - and a couple of goals mean that he's probably pretty happy with his move.

Mario Pasalic of Milan in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 9, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

Pasalic has scored twice in six league starts for the Russian outfit - including one in the 2-1 defeat by bitter cross-city rivals CSKA which enhanced his reputation among fans.

In addition to that, the young midfielder has also started both of their Champions Legaue outings and played a big role in helping them earn a 1-1 draw with Premier League outfit Liverpool last week.

Mario Pasalic of AC Milan celebrates after scoring goal 1-1 during the Serie A match between Pescara Calcio and AC Milan at Adriatico Stadium on April 2, 2017 in Pescara, Italy.

Based on his talent, he'd probably be playing regularly at Celtic and Leeds as well but it does not appear as if either club have really missed someone of his ilk so far.

The Whites have an abundance of talented midfielders, as do Brendan Rodgers's side who boast the likes of Callum McGregor, Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown, Olivier Ntcham and Tom Rogic.

He has been named in the Croatia squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Finland and Ukraine ahead of what could be a first cap in over two years.

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