Filip Benkovic comments on Celtic fans and future

New signing Filip Benkovic during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on August 08, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic signed Filip Benkovic on loan from Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

Filip Benkovic, Callum McGregor and Mikael Lustig of Celtic arrive at the stadium prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC on...

Leicester City-owned defender Filip Benkovic has suggested to The Scottish Sun that he does not know if he will be at Celtic beyond the January transfer window.

Benkovic joined Scottish Premiership side Celtic on loan from Premier League side Leicester in the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old central defender has been playing well for the Hoops, and he was stunned by the atmosphere at Celtic Park during Brendan Rodgers's side’s win against RB Leipzig


The Croatia Under-21 international, though, has admitted that he may not be at Celtic beyond January.

Benkovic told The Scottish Sun: “When we went out on to the pitch at the beginning our fans were on fire. The atmosphere was crazy and they gave us the wings to play.

“When I played for Dinamo Zagreb it was a different situation because there were some political problems and so many fans stayed away.

“But the experience at Parkhead on Thursday . . .  every player would want to have been part of this. The memory of it will live with me forever and I want to enjoy as many of them as I can.”

The youngster added on his future: “Should we get through, I do not know what will happen. It’s not my decision to stay here or go back to Leicester.

“While I am here I will give everything because these supporters deserve that at the very least.”

Celtic's Croatian defender Filip Benkovic looks to pass the ball during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

Big loss for Celtic

Benkovic has established himself as an important player in Celtic’s team and has formed a strong partnership with Dedryck Boyata in the Hoops’ defence.

It will be a massive loss for Celtic if Leicester decide to recall the defender to the King Power Stadium in the January transfer window.

Celtic are going strong in the Scottish Premiership and could also progress to the knockout rounds of the Europa League.

Oliver Bozniac of Heart of Midlothian F.C. holds off Filip Benkovic of Celtic during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC on October 28,...

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