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Rocco Vata’s Celtic future takes flip as Everton be part of switch race


An replace has emerged about the way forward for Celtic’s younger star Rocco Vata, who is ready to be a free agent this summer season as issues stand.

Vata’s future doubtful after Celtic breakthrough

18-year-old striker Rocco Vata broke into the Celtic first workforce final season, with 4 appearances within the Scottish Premiership and hopes that this season could be the one which noticed him turn out to be a mainstay.

Nevertheless, it hasn’t panned out that means, and he has been afforded simply two first workforce alternatives up to now, one apiece within the Scottish Premiership and Scottish cup. The January arrival of Adam Idah pushed the teenager additional down the pecking order at Celtic Park, and he has struggled for alternatives.

Celtic’s striker pecking order




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Rodgers stays eager on the attacker although, praising the teenager after his purpose in opposition to Buckie Thistle throughout a 5-0 rout: “I like Rocco. He has qualities. He’s sturdy, aggressive and from 25 yards in he needs to get targets. You may see even when he got here on he bought his purpose and he had a number of different alternatives. That’s good for him, he bought a style for it.”

Sadly for Rodgers, it appears as if Vata could not have had as a lot of a style as he would have appreciated this yr, and now sides circle round him forward of a pivotal summer season within the teenager’s fledgling profession.

Toffees monitoring potential free switch

With their monetary place, it’s no shock that Everton are methods to outsmart the market this summer season, they usually could have simply discovered one. That comes because the Toffees have been named among the many golf equipment chasing Vata, who’s out of contract with the Glasgow giants this summer season and is but to pen recent phrases.

The striker netted a hat-trick over the worldwide break as he helped the Republic of Eire U21 facet thrash San Marino’s U21s 7-0, and he has been in glorious kind for the Celtic youth facet this season, with 12 targets in 15 outings.

Nonetheless simply 18 years previous, latest reviews claimed that a brand new deal had been supplied to maintain Vata at Celtic Park till 2028, however that the events remained ‘fairly far’ from an settlement as ‘the preliminary provide fell wanting the expectations from the participant’s facet’.

Now, TeamTalk journalist Harry Watkinson has reported that Everton are one in all ‘a number of’ golf equipment ‘preserving tabs’ on the teenager forward of a possible summer season transfer. Sean Dyche’s facet haven’t any scarcity of strikers, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin the primary alternative and summer season additions Beto and Youssef Chermiti each choices accessible to the Everton boss.


They do, nevertheless, have a scarcity of strikers who know the place the again of the web is. The trio have managed simply 5 Premier League targets between them (Calvert-Lewin 3, Beto 2), and their lack of proficiency in entrance of purpose has been a significant contributing think about Everton’s struggles this season.

For Celtic, his departure would come as a significant blow given his plain expertise, however given that he’s but to be given a first-team alternative for Brendan Rodgers’ facet within the Scottish high flight, it is simple to see why he could be eager to maneuver away and search common first-team minutes elsewhere.