Hal­sten­berg set for St Pauli stay de­spite Celtic in­ter­est

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

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.

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