Transfer news

Mjallby tips Rogic for bright future

January 16, 2013
By ESPN staff

Celtic assistant boss Johan Mjallby believes the club will be getting a player of "real ability" if they tie up a deal for Australia international Tom Rogic.

Youngsters Tomas Rogic and Andrew Nabbout contributed to an enthralling match in Melbourne
GettyImagesRogic has been on a five-day trial period with Celtic

Rogic, 20, has impressed during a trial period with the SPL club and has been tipped to complete a move from Central Coast Mariners this week.

Mjallby has been very impressed by the midfielder's quality and is hopeful he will prove a valuable addition to the squad, should a transfer be agreed.

He told the Scottish Sun: "It is great news Tom is coming back with us and hopefully we will get the deal done. He has been really impressive in training and you can see he has real ability.

"I'm sure Tom watched the games against Barcelona and realised playing for Celtic in the Champions League is second to none.

"It is great for him, too, as Celtic is a team full of young talents who are looking to improve and have great careers. Celtic is a great place for Tom to start in European football."