Matt O’Riley has been a standout performer for Celtic so far this season. The Danish midfielder has taken his game to a new level under Brendan Rodgers, and could now be rewarded on an international level.

According to Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph, Denmark is ‘seriously considering’ promoting O’Riley to their senior team for the October international break. Previously, the former MK Dons man has played for the under-21s but could line up for the first-team in a few weeks.

His stock would only rise with senior a call-up and hike up any price of a future sale. The 22-year-old, though, is still in talks over a new deal with the Scottish champions, according to Joseph.

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Celtic’s Matt O’Riley in action with Feyenoord’s Quinten Timber REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

O’Riley’s current contract in Glasgow is due to expire in the summer of 2026. The club are clearly planning for the long term by potentially giving the treble-winning midfielder an extension, something he is deserving of.

With six goal contributions in six league games so far in 2023/24, O’Riley has stood out in green and white. He has arguably been the Bhoys’ best player this campaign, Rodgers’ management working wonders with the man who was signed for just shy of £2 million.


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