Rasmussen plans Celtic talks

Morten Rasmussen expects to have talks with Celtic over his future when he returns to Glasgow later this month with the player expected to be told he can leave the club.

Morten Rasmussen is expected to leave Celtic this summer. Pic: © SNS Group

The Danish forward was recruited by former Hoops boss Tony Mowbray in January 2010 from Brondby, where he had been a prolific goalscorer. However, Rasmussen rarely featured at Celtic under current boss Neil Lennon and has spent the last season out on loan.

A half-season loan at German side Mainz was unsuccessful and the striker then moved back to Denmark to join Aab Aalborg for the remainder of the season, where he scored six goals and helped the club avoid relegation,

Rasmussen has said that he would like to return to Celtic to fight for a first team place but he is not thought to be in Lennon’s plans for next season and several clubs in Denmark and Germany have been linked with an interest in signing him permanently.

The player’s agent, Ivan Benes, has said that he intends to have talks over Rasmussen’s future later this month.

“[Rasmussen’s] situation has not changed,” Benes told tipsbladet.dk. “He must return to Celtic, who owns him, as planned

Asked if the player wanted to secure a transfer elsewhere, Benes would not clarify his intentions.

“That we keep to ourselves,” he said. “We must have a meeting with Celtic’s management here in June to talk things through with them “

Reports in the Danish press quote a Celtic spokesman as saying there has been declared interest in Rasmussen’s signature from other clubs.