Glasgow Celtic were reportedly in the market for Slovakian striker Andraz Sporar during the January transfer window, but were unable to lure the 25-year-old to Scotland.
Instead, the Bhoys’ target chose to snub Neil Lennon’s side in favour of a move to Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon for an undisclosed fee.
The latest comments made by Sporar have revealed that a move to Celtic was never really on the cards though, as he is confident that the right decision was made.
“I had a lot of offers on the table that I certainly don’t want to be specific about, but I’m really glad I made a deal with Sporting,” the Slovakian forward said, as reported by Sport.SK.
“If I had to do it 10 times in a row, I would have chosen Sporting 10 times.”
Celtic have not been affected by their inability to secure the services of Sporar, as they are sitting comfortably at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Following the weekend’s results, Lennon’s men are currently 12 points clear at the top of the table and have gained a positive result in their Europa League tie.
Celtic managed to score a crucial away goal in the first leg of their tie with FC Copenhagen, as they came away from Denmark with a 1-1 draw.
Sporar took five games to get off the mark for his new club as he found the net in the Europa League for Lisbon, with two goals in his first six appearances.
In contrast, Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard has six goals in his last six outings, while striker Leigh Griffiths has five goals in his last nine appearances.
It would seem that the Bhoys have been unaffected by their inability to get the transfer of Sporar over the line, as they are still flying high at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
In hindsight Celtic fans would probably choose not to sign the Slovakian 10 times out of 10, just as he claims he would have always picked a move to Lisbon.