Former Australia goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes that Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic “deserves” the interest being shown in him from other clubs.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks and the former Aston Villa and Manchester United keeper says that that the rumours will make Rogic more confident. He told Foxsports.com.au:
“It makes it better, you feel 10 foot tall. They’re rumours and you have them through your career, good and bad. They’re just rumours at the moment, they haven’t been verified by either side, but it’s still great news to be linked. In my opinion, he deserves it. He packed himself off abroad and worked very hard.”
When asked specifically about Arsenal, Bosnich said that although the Australian would like the style of play at the Gunners, getting first team opportunities may prove to be difficult in his favoured role of advanced midfield playmaker:
“You don’t know until you get there (if the move will suit you personally), but the type of football they play suits Rogic. But let’s not kid ourselves and be brutally honest, if he went there, the man in front of him is Mesut Ozil. However, what a man to learn from, that would be fantastic.”
Rogic broke in to the Celtic first team under Ronny Deila last season, scoring 10 goals in 38 appearances for the Scottish champions.
In addition to Arsenal, Rogic has been linked with moves to Championship sides Reading and Sheffield Wednesday, although whether any team is willing to pay the rumoured £7m valuation is up for debate.