DANISH defender Erik Sviatchenko insists he is happy at Celtic. The international centre-half was linked with Leicester City and Sunderland during the January transfer window.
However, the 25-year-old has claimed he is in no rush to quit the Scottish champions, despite being “flattered” by the attention.
Sviatchenko, who joined from FC Midtjylland in January 2016, said: “It’s part of being a footballer that, when you make it good, you attract interest.
“Sometimes it becomes more than interest, but it takes two to tango.
“I have been honoured and flattered that I’ve been noticed in major leagues.
“It confirms to me that I am in a good team and that I have done well.
“But I am in a situation where I feel really good about where I am now.
“I feel that I can still develop my skills here, so I don’t really think about it much.
“Celtic are happy with me and I’m happy to be at the club.
“I think I have already said that I could see myself being at Celtic for a few years before I would be ready for the next step.
“I did my homework before making the change and knew I would get my chance.
“It was important for me to play lots of matches and I don’t really think about when to take the next step.
‘I only think about doing my best every day and having a good mindset towards training, so that I can say to myself that I have delivered my very best.”
The Dane returned to the first team during the 5-2 win over St Johnstone on Sunday after sitting out the games against Albion Rovers, through suspension, and the Perth men, Aberdeen and Hearts in Glasgow with Dedryck Boyata lining up alongside Jozo Simunovic.
Brendan Rodgers rested the Croatian Under-21 international at the weekend with Sviatchenko and Boyata in central defence.