Celtic target Alistair Johnston has broken his silence on his future career ambitions.

Reports around the defender making the switch to Glasgow have started to gather pace in recent with the Scottish champions said to be in ‘advanced talks’ to sign the 24-year-old.

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Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Canada hold a welcome event with local volunteers – Umm Salal Sport Club, Doha, Qatar – November 14, 2022 Canada’s Alistair Johnston during a welcome event REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Johnston is currently starring for his national side Canada at the World Cup and still has two games remaining against Croatia and Morocco to try and help get his country out of Group F.

He will come up against his possible predecessor in the match against Croatia as speculation continues to mount about Josip Juranovic’s future with many assuming that if he was to leave the Hoops, Johnston would be his replacement. 

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The World Cup will be the defenders main focus just now but it hasn’t stopped him speaking out about his ambitions for the future with the defender keen to test himself in European football.

“There is only so much I can say right now but if an opportunity arises, sure. I am really happy at Montreal and we have a great thing going, but at the same time I want to test myself, and I want to see how high I can go,” said Alistair Johnston as quoted by The Daily Record. 

“That’s something that for all athletes deep down is in our DNA. You want to be competitive and push yourself to play against the best and see how high you can go. We never want to look back at our career and have the, ‘What if?’ question. I’ve nightmares thinking about that.

“I want to push the boundaries of what is physically capable for me. If that means going overseas, and trying to see what kind of level I can play at, then so be it. We will see how the World Cup goes and we will see what happens after that.”

The CF Montréal starts dreams could come true if he makes that switch to Ange Postecoglou’s side with the potential opportunity to feature in the Champions League under the former Socceroos boss.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Real Madrid v Celtic – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – November 2, 2022 Celtic manager Ange Postecoglu looks on as Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts REUTERS/Susana Vera

He certainly fits the bill of what the Celts are needing if they are to lose Juranovic and once again opens up a world of possibilities with the Hoops not too frequent shoppers in the MLS.




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