Celtic-linked Tomas Kalas hints he could be leaving Bristol City

By David Walton

June 12, 2019

Tomas Kalas’ future is up in the air as he posted a cryptic message to supporters on his social media page.

The Chelsea centre-back spent last season on loan at Bristol City. Bristol reportedly remain one of the sides eager to get a deal done to keep him there next season. According to Bristol Live, keeping a hold of him next season is one of the summer priorities for manager Lee Johnson.

Tomas Kalas’ future is up in the air (Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Celtic and Rangers have also been in the discussion in the past regarding Kalas (Scottish Sun). The centre-back had a fine year with Bristol last season. He made 41 appearances for the Championship side, and came close to sealing a playoff place too.

But speaking on Instagram, he posted a cryptic message that could hint that he’s leaving City this summer. You can view the post below:

An experienced internationalist who would solve key priority

There’s not a lot to dislike about Kalas when you see his CV. He’s been loaned out six times by Chelsea, and has played football in England, Holland, and Germany in the past.

The defender is also a constant at international level for the Czech Republic. He’s been capped by all age groups, and has played 18 times for the senior side whilst bagging two goals. He’s a first-choice for the Czechs, and has good experience.

Kalas is an international regular (Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Kalas is also soon to come into his prime. At 26 years of age, his best days remain ahead of him. His contract at Chelsea, of course, runs until 2021. That means Celtic could have to fork out a sizable sum to lure him to Glasgow in any case. It all depends whether the Blues want to play hardball over him this summer.

Kalas won’t be breaking into the Chelsea team anytime soon, of course. There are far too many high-quality players ahead of him in the pecking order, and his future in London looks bleak to say the least.

The centre-back has next to no future at Chelsea (Will Russell/Getty Images)

He clearly hasn’t made a decision as of yet. There have been no reports of a deal being accepted by Chelsea either, however, which likely has a bearing.

But clubs will come looking for Kalas this summer. The transfer window is now open in Scotland, and Celtic could do worse than test the waters here. It remains to be seen if they will.