A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Scottish Sun this week concerning the future of Leo Hjelde.
Hjelde seems to be establishing himself as one for the future. The 17-year-old has made a number of appearances in the Scottish Premiership since joining Ross County on loan at the start of the year.
With a new boss coming in at Parkhead, Hjelde has perhaps put himself in contention for some game-time with the Hoops next term.
But it appears that his form is not going unnoticed elsewhere. According to The Scottish Sun, Southampton are admirers of the Norwegian.
The Saints, of course, have signed a number of players from Celtic in recent years. And it appears that they are considering offering Hjelde the chance to follow in the footsteps of Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and Stuart Armstrong.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Hjelde. But it would appear that plenty of Bhoys fans would be incredibly disappointed if he was given the green light to go.
‘Need to keep’
Several believe that he has an incredibly bright future ahead. And they think that he has shown while out on loan that he could have plenty to offer at Celtic in the coming years.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Hoops fans have reacted to the links with Southampton…
Loan watch 🤝Transfer Rumor.
Southampton are also keeping tabs on Celtic youngster Leo Hjelde who is on loan with Premiership strugglers Ross County.
In my opinion Celtic need to keep these young guys and see what they are about, stop letting youth walk away🙄🍀 pic.twitter.com/owkXhywsHp
— Endless Celts Podcast (@CeltsEndless) April 7, 2021
A promising young talent by all accounts, concerning the way we seem to be letting too many of these players leave. We have to find a way of making staying at Celtic an attractive enough option for these guys to stay and develop their careers.
— Natasha (@natashameikle) April 7, 2021
Was badly at fault for 2 of Inverness goals at weekend, but by all accounts loves Scotland and is absolutely one for the future, hopefully new boss gets him involved next season ✌🏻🍀
— Sean McLaughlin (@Seanmac1407) April 6, 2021
Hopefully he’ll know exactly how much it’s helped Ajer by staying here for as long as he has and will do the same.
— Conor (@ConorM67_) April 6, 2021
Liked him every time I saw him
— gilbert (@gilbert45473147) April 7, 2021
Hope not as he’s one for the future our Norwegian Bhoy 🍀🇳🇴
— Kevin Twist (@KevinTwist67) April 6, 2021
I’d be wanting to keep him, his goal was class and he’s got bags of pace from any clips I seen.
— A D A M (@adthelad57) April 6, 2021