CELTIC are looking to acquire a stake in Australian side Central Coast Mariners, in accordance to their chairman.
The Hoops might simply briefly apply the lead of cash-rich Manchester City by having an ‘ownership stake’ in the A-League side.
Celtic snapped up highly-rated Tom Rogic from the New South Wales outfit in 2013.
And they might be on the verge of signing further Aussie youngsters should they get their foot in the door at Mariners.
The Sydney Morning Herald claim that representatives of the Scottish champions visited the Central Coast a fortnight in the previous and took in the facilities at Mariners’ training centre.
And club chairman Mike Charlesworth insists he is not surprised to see a club of Celtic’s stature look to invest in Australian football.
He discussed: “I’m really not surprised about their interest in accordance to a brand spanking new A-League running taste because of I imagine it’s got a large number of conceivable.
“Frankly, I haven’t personally spoken to anyone at Celtic, that’s been handled by chief executive Shaun Mielekamp and [chief financial officer] Kathy Duncan.”
Parkhead chiefs have moreover expressed an interest in Brisbane Roar in recent months, then again it is understood that Mariners may well be their most popular variety and the club might simply make a bid as early as December.
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