Danny Wilson dismisses ‘press speculation’ over Celtic move


Hearts captain Danny Wilson has dismissed press speculation linking him with a move to Celtic.

Wilson, who played for city rivals Rangers and Liverpool, helped Hearts to the Championship title this season and his form has seen Celtic manager Ronny Deila admit that the defender was ‘on his radar’.

Celtic are consigned to losing Jason Denayer once his season-long loan deal from Manchester City comes to an end in the summer and with the possibility of Virgil van Dijk leaving also it means the Premiership league leaders will be short of defenders.

Wilson, speaking to Sky Sports, said: “I think he was maybe just being polite. I don’t think he really said too much regarding myself and I don’t know if it will come to anything.

“I’m not really looking for something like that at the moment. It’s just something that has been said in the oress. I’m sure there will be hundreds of stories over the summer of every player that we’ve got so it’s not something I’m focused on just now. I’ve got to finish the season here and then we’ll see what happens.”

Wilson admitted that he is ‘open to anything’, but he was focusing on the job at hand with Hearts at the moment.

He added: “I think you’ve got to be open to anything in your career. But like I say, right now I’m just focused on Hearts and finishing the season strongly here. We’ll see what happens in the future but you never know.

“I expect to be here next season. I’ve not made any other plans regarding that so I’m not looking beyond the season, I’m not looking beyond the next game. Whatever happens in the summer will happen.”

The 23 year old was previously linked with a move to Celtic on loan back in 2011, while at Liverpool, but had ‘no interest in going to Celtic’ then.

At the time he admitted: “My reaction when I heard Celtic had asked about a loan was like everyone else’s. It’s just stupid, isn’t it? After being associated with Rangers for so long – I was there from age nine – it was never on the cards.

“I have no interest in going to Celtic. Would I have gone to another club on loan? Maybe.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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