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Alberth Elis and Alejandro Reyes would both jump at the chance to sign for Celtic, Honduras teammate and ex-Hoops star Emilio Izaguirre has told the Glasgow Evening Times.

Ten years ago, the Scottish Premiership champions took a risk on a little-known left-back plying for Motagua back home in Central America.

When Izaguirre bid an emotional farewell to Celtic almost a decade later, he was departing a modern-day legend with over 250 appearances, seven league titles and a remarkable tally of 12 trophies under his belt.

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No wonder a pair of highly-rated Hondurans are hoping to follow in the footsteps of their 109-cap compatriot.

Speaking with just three days remaining until Celtic get the 2020/21 season up and running at home to Hamilton, Izaguirre has admitted that a Houston Dynamo striker and an Olimpia midfielder are keen to follow in his footsteps in Scotland.

“Alberth is a very good friend of mine and I spoke with him about Celtic,” Izaguirre says.

“He’s a very good, fast player. He’s very fast and strong and he’s good in the air. He’s played a lot of football and is good on the ball.

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“A lot of players in Honduras would like to play for Celtic because it’s a big opportunity to play in Europe and play for trophies. Celtic is a big club, the biggest in Scotland.”

Izaguirre admits that Reyes, a 22-year-old defensive midfielder, has also enquired about a potential move to Britain.

Interestingly, Elis himself admitted to Diez earlier in July that he would struggle to turn down an offer from Celtic if it was forthcoming.

A goal-poacher with the spring of a salmon, Elis produced nine goals and ten assists during the 2019 MLS campaign.

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