Former Celtic centre-back Erik Sviatchenko’s agent has told Ekstrabladet there is interest in his client.

The Midtjylland defender is subject to interest following the end of a successful season for him.

He won player of the season after leaving the Hoops last year.


Are Celtic the secret club looking for a return or will the reported Trabzonspor be the suitor?

Celtic may look for Erik Sviatchenko reuturn

It’s no secret that the Hoops will be in the market for a centre-back this summer.

Kristoffer Ajer is Celtic’s first choice centre-back. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Numbers are thin on the ground with Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic as they only first-choice names left. Neil Lennon will look for quality to bolster a trailing part of his side. On the sidelines, Jack Hendry is far from a starter and will need to move on.

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Sviatchenko left under the radar last season as Brendan Rodgers didn’t appear to fancy him. However, fans were positive towards him and Lennon may look to bring him back.

The Danish international is a good reader of the game despite his size and speed difficulties.

Erik Sviatchenko playing Champions League football with Celtic. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

For a time, Sviatchenko was even first choice before the likes of Ajer broke through.

However, if Celtic are in for the 27-year-old they will not be the only ones.

Celtic could face another transfer tussle

The Danish media are reporting that Turkish top flight side Trabzonspor are linked with Sviatchenko.

His agent Allan Bak Jensen has confirmed interest but didn’t divulge further.

He told Ekstrabladet: “I cannot say anything while the negotiations are in progress, and things can change over the coming weeks.”

Erik Sviatchenko battling against Clint Hill. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It shows there is something there but it is far from a steady process.

If the Turks are the mystery club, the agent’s comments should be music to Celtic’s ears.

Lennon and co can swoop in to take Sviatchenko back to a club he still adores.

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