Celtic midfielder, Matt O’Riley has been invited to train with the Denmark senior international squad. The Danes are due to hold an open-day training session at the Helsingør Stadion in Copenhagen and O’Riley has been asked to attend. [The Sun]
The 22-year-old has ambitions of representing Denmark and whilst he has been omitted from the squad for the upcoming international doubleheader against Northern Ireland and Slovenia, this will be a huge boost to the Celtic midfielder as he will get the opportunity to impress the national manager, Kasper Hjulmand. [Denmark FA]
O’Riley has represented Denmark at u21 level on six occasions. He scored two goals and created two as he helped the u21’s qualify for the European Championships that are due to be held later this month in Georgia and Romania.
The Celtic midfielder was instrumental this season in helping the club to a historic eighth treble and is the only player in the squad that has played in every SPFL match this season. In fact, he only missed one game this season and that was the 4-1 away win in the league cup at Ross County. [Transfermarkt]
O’Riley joined Celtic in January 2022 and has been central to the success the team has enjoyed over the last two seasons. Speculation about his future arose this morning after Fabrizio Romano claimed that clubs from England and Germany were interested in the midfielder and that Brighton, in particular, were considering him for a summer move.
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However, O’Riley is under contract until 2026 and has previously stated that he has no intentions of leaving Celtic. But then that was before Ange Postecoglou left the club yesterday.
But a report from Football Scotland has said that O’Riley has left the agent that the Celtic midfielder shared with Postecoglou. O’Riley was represented by Frank Trimboli’s agency CAA Base but has now put control of his future affairs in the hands of his family.
Whilst that doesn’t offer any guarantee that the midfielder won’t leave the club, it will be a boost to the club should Ange Postecoglou come calling for the midfielder.
The club must get a new manager in as soon as possible to help restore some stability and begin preparations for what is going to be a huge season ahead.
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