Date: 7th December 2018 at 12:43pm
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Samir Memisevic has spoken out about ‘speculation’ linking him with a move from Groningen to Celtic.

During the summer transfer window this website did a feature on the Bosnian defender who replaced Virgil van Dijk at the Dutch side.

That story was picked up in Bosnia and made it’s way to the player who is out of contract at the end of this season.

With the transfer window opening up in less than four weeks time Memisevic has gone public about a move to Celtic which is usually a sign that there is little prospect of a transfer taking place.

“As far as Celtic is concerned, there was contact,” the Daily Record reports.

“However, there is still nothing concrete been offered. So for the moment it’s just talk but there are a lot of other clubs interested too because my contract expires soon.

“Groningen want to extend my contract and have offered me a new three-year deal.

“For me, it’s a very important time and I need to think very carefully about what is the best option for me and my career.

“At the moment I am here at Groningen and it’s going really well for me. Perhaps I may even stay here in Holland.

“I’ve played 73 games in two years here and I’ve even moved up to midfield on occasions too. I am enjoying it here.”

With Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic expected to leave at the end of the season central defence is likely to be an area that Celtic are looking at in the January transfer window.

Kris Ajer has proved himself but Jack Hendry and Jozo Simunovic have still to put together a strong run of form.

Marvin Compper has indicated that he is looking to leave during the January transfer window.

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