Celtic eyeing international star despite Deila exit

Hajduk Split star Tino-Sven Susic is on Celtic’s radar, according to the Scottish Sun.

Despite the imminent departure of Ronny Deila as manager, Celtic scout Phillippe Pelluault watched the 24 year old play against Lokomotiva Zagreb this week.

The £2.5m-rated Bosnian midfielder scored in Split’s 2-0 win and Pelluault is likely to recommend the player to Deila’s successor at Celtic Park.

Although he was born in Sarajevo, he emigrated to Belgium with his parents at a young age and started out his career at Vise before working his way through the youth set-ups at Racing Genk and Standard Liege. During this time he even appeared for the Belgium Under-18 and Under-19 sides.

Since moving to Split in 2012 however, he made the decision to represent Bosnia & Herzegovina, although he could have also played for either Croatia or Belgium.

He has since made eight appearances for his country and was part of the 23 man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.