Halstenberg set for St Pauli stay despite Celtic interest
CELTIC target Marcel Halstenberg has insisted he wants to stay at St Pauli for another season before moving.
The Parkhead side have been strongly linked with a transfer for the 23-year-old left-back, but face competition from Hannover and Red Bull Leipzig. They have been dealt a further setback in their pursuit after Halstenberg revealed he wanted to remain at the Hamburg side.
He said: “I have decided to say no more about possible transfers because I want to give it full throttle for my remaining year at St Pauli. The prospect of a transfer to a bigger club in a year is of course attractive.
“But right now I want to take the next step with St Pauli.”
St Pauli have made it clear they are in no rush to sell their star player and would be prepared to allow him to leave for nothing once his contract runs down in a year.