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Celtic fans react on Twitter as Southampton reportedly eye Leo Hjelde

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Celtic fans react on Twitter as Southampton reportedly eye Leo Hjelde

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.

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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.

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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…

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