Danish side Aalborg appear to be very interested in bringing Celtic loanee Oliver Abildgaard to the club during this January transfer window.

It’s just not quite happened for the 26-year-old in Glasgow who has yet to start a game for the league leaders.

He has made a total of nine appearances for Celtic this season from the bench but it was revealed that his contract was set to be terminated as he only signed a loan deal from Rubin Kazan whom he joined the Scottish champions from along with teammate Sead Haksabanovic.

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Ange Postecoglou has most recently added J-League MVP Tomoki Iwata to his arsenal at the club with it likely that there will be no future for Abilgaard at the Hoops.

The number six position is an area of the pitch which probably doesn’t have as strong competition for a place as other areas of the park as Yosuke Ideguchi, James McCarthy and Scott Robertson have hardly featured at all this season even in the absence of captain Callum McGregor as Matt O’Riley filled the role.

With hindsight, looking at the timing of the Abilgaard deal, Postecoglou may just have been wanting to add a little extra to his squad on deadline day but it hasn’t worked out.

Abilgaard could be handed a lifeline as his former side Aalborg appear to be showing interest in him.

“We talk to Oliver a lot. We do this with all former AaB’ers. Right away, I think Oliver is looking for a shelf at a slightly higher level, and that’s also well symbolised with where he plays today,” said Aalborg sporting director Thomas Baelum as quoted by Football Scotland.

“It’s a high level above us, and I can’t fault him for exploring what options are on that shelf.

“But if the opportunity arises, we are of course ready to talk to him. He’s a great player and a great person, but I think he’s in a different place in his career right now.”



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