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SVIATCHENKO’S ‘DREAM’ MOVE

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CELTIC defender Erik Sviatchenko has revealed he is still dreaming of a move to the English top flight.

The centre-half is on loan at Danish league leaders FC Midtjylland, but appears to be looking at furthering his career away from Parkhead.

Sviatchenko, who didn’t make a first team appearance for the Hoops after limping off with damaged knee ligaments during the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg BK in August, was allowed to return to his homeland until the end of the season.

And, with centre-backs Marvin Compper and Jack Hendry becoming Brendan Rodgers’ latest signings and the emergence of Kristoffer Ajer, it seems clear the 26-year international will be on the move.

Sviatchenko also revealed the champions received a bid for him in January, but he decided against the move.

He said: “The plan is definitely to continue abroad when I have won the championship with FC Midtjylland.

“The ultimate dream has always been the Premier League, but I’m also realistic.

“I could imagine a trip to Holland, France or the Championship, if there is a bid for me.

“It was already there in the January window, but I didn’t feel it was for sure. There could be three matches and then looking at the bench again.”

Sviatchenko joined the Hoops from Midtjylland in 2016 and has made 63 appearances.

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