Emilio Izaguirre says Manchester United want him

Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre has revealed that he is being targeted by Manchester United.



The 26-year-old Honduras international was Scottish Player of the Year last season and is adored by the Celtic supporters.

“I have to confirm it is 100% true that Manchester United were following me and were interested in me,” he said.

“It was Alex Ferguson directly who made contact with the Celtic directors.

“If I have the chance I welcome the move with open arms. If that is the case I will thank God and I will take my opportunity.”

“I am aware also that Manchester United and Celtic agreed for a meeting in July. We have to see what happens if I stay or I go.”

However, he added: “I prefer to stay silent as I did when Celtic signed me. This is a job of my agent.”

But Neil Lennon insists there has been no approach for Izaguirre or Israel midfielder Beram Kayal.

The Celtic boss told the The Sun: “You’re always going to get speculation about your best players. I understand that.

“But there’s been no interest expressed in Beram or Emilio and I’ve had no one on the telephone enquiring about any other player if it comes to that.

“Every player has his price but I’m not prepared to sell my better ones and Emilio certainly comes into that category.”