Barcelona starlet Crosas: I'd love to join Celtic

July 30, 2008

Barcelona's Marc Crosas has welcomed the prospect of a loan move to Celtic.

The midfielder is under contract at the Nou Camp until 2010 but a temporary deal could be a possibility for the Scottish champions.

Gordon Strachan's men face competition from fellow La Liga outfit Sevilla for his services.

But Crosas - who featured in Barca's friendly wins over both Hibernian and Dundee United - would relish a switch to Scotland.

'I would love to join Celtic,' he told the Daily Record.

'I enjoyed my time last season at Lyon a lot and it is now up to Barcelona to agree a deal with Celtic or Sevilla.

'Both have made proposals which appear acceptable to Barca.

'An agreement now has to be struck with one of them so that I know where I will be playing next season.'

Meanwhile, Le Mans defender Marko Basa has reportedly rejected a move to Celtic, while Bobo Balde is believed to have travelled south to hold contract talks with Sunderland.