'Starter next season': These Celtic fans excited by prospect after van Dijk comparison
With only the Scottish Cup left to play for this season, it’s natural that Celtic supporters are looking towards the next campaign.
Several players will depart, either as a result of their loan deals expiring or transfer fees coming in. A number of new players will arrive, not to mention a new manager.
There is, however, one man already on the Celtic Park books who could step up to the plate.
Leo Hjelde has impressed for Ross County since joining on loan in January. Not The Old Firm report that there was interest from Premier League side Leeds United prior to his loan move, and if the latest comments from Staggies boss John Hughes are anything to go by much is expected of the 17-year-old.
He’s yet to make his debut for Celtic, but the Norwegian could soon get his chance.
These Celtic supporters are clearly enthusiastic.
Some very interesting comments from John Hughes, regarding Leo Hjelde including interest also from Leeds United
Been a beneficial loan for the 17-year old, playing regular first-team football at County. An exciting future ahead https://t.co/WQZUl38ABm
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) April 13, 2021
Extremely high praise from Yogi on Leo Hjelde.
Hopefully a big part of our future. https://t.co/ZZ5FsVZotH
— Ryan McGinlay (@TheRyanMcGinlay) April 13, 2021
Hjelde WILL be the next Van Dijk and Celtic NEED to keep hold of him. He’ll be a starter next season https://t.co/2d0mr2oBnT
— Leon (@taylorcsc67) April 13, 2021
Hjelde and Welsh starting centre halves next season heard it here first https://t.co/U6iQXJ1QgG
— Keir (@FenianGambino) April 13, 2021
I first saw Leo play when he came up against us at Clyde in the Glasgow Cup and he was brilliant that night along with Luca Connell.
I hope to see them both break into the 1st team. https://t.co/hmUF1YBH3N
— Josh Gardner (@joshgardner91) April 13, 2021
Big praise for young Leo Hjelde🍀 https://t.co/IQI2qCIlbl
— Endless Celts Podcast (@CeltsEndless) April 13, 2021
— M (@Adelante2021) April 13, 2021
Won't get any bigger praise than that from Yogi. As we mentioned a few weeks ago, this Lad could be huge surprise package for us next season. 🍀 https://t.co/za1MbeDG4T
— LubosEleven (@ElevenLubos) April 13, 2021
Some nice comments from John Hughes regarding Hjelde, hopefully he’s one that we can get some benefit from in the first team. https://t.co/GR6BPRoIDh
— ciarán. (@NotoriousBAG_) April 13, 2021
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