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Celtic eyeing up Rogic

January 9, 2013
By ESPN staff

Australia international Tom Rogic could be set for a move to Celtic after joining up with the Scottish champions for their week-long training camp in Spain.

Tom Rogic
GettyImagesTom Rogic is considered an exciting talent

While no offer has yet been made for the Central Coast Mariners midfielder, it is believed Celtic will make their move if he impresses and place an offer on the table to the A-League club.

"This is a great opportunity for Tomas to train with Celtic's first team squad," Mariners general manager of football Lawrie McKinna said.

"Celtic are in their mid-season break and are busy preparing for their Champions League matches against Juventus in February, so Tom will undoubtedly learn a lot from the experience."

Rogic, 20, is currently serving a three-match suspension for a rash tackle during an A-League match last month, therefore allowing the player to join the Glasgow club in Spain.

The Mariners man won his first international cap in a friendly against South Korea last November and is considered one of the most exciting young talents in the A-League.

"Technically he is very sound but he has that element of creativity, he does the unexpected, which can decide a game and can give a certain flavour to a game," Australia coach Holger Osiek said of the player at the time.