Celtic starlet Rocco Vata targeted by Serie A side for summer transfer

Celtic Youth star, Rocco Vata has reportedly been targeted by the Serie A side Torino for a summer signing.

Reports from Anthony Joseph have revealed that several clubs from both Italy and Belgium are keen on signing the 18-year-old. Specifically, Joseph name-drops Torino in his most recent update as the club who are interested in obtaining the Celtic man’s services.

Celtic v Motherwell – Rocco Vata during match at Celtic Park, : Saturday April 22, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

Vata (aged 18) has impressed many at Celtic with his recent break into the first team from the B-team last season. Furthermore, Vata also laid out impressive performances for the Ireland U19 team. Rocco Vata only has one year left on his contract with Celtic so may be looking for a move away from the Glasgow Giants.

Further fuel was added to this rumour as Rocca recently switched agencies to CAA Base, possibly suggesting that he wants a move away from Celtic.Everything Celtic has also mentioned on Twitter the report that Torino is interested in signing Rocco Vata this summer.

The route to the Celtic first team needs to be more obvious for our young talent or we will continue to lose them, with the trend accelerating in recent times with Ange Postecoglou reluctant to give youth a chance over the past two seasons and the B Team playing in the Lowland League, something that has to be questioned, examined and perhaps replaced by a better alternative.

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  1. Am sick of all these little pele’s who purport to be celtic fans going to play for whoever. Stop everything from the b team down. First team only, why waste money developing players for the bigger leagues, just do what everyone does to us. Cherry pick unders at 20 and move on.

  2. Not surprised plenty are interested. The boy himself knows there’s little chance of meaningful playing time with us. We’d rather sign somebody for £2 or 3 m who has similar ability. Now there’s talk about signing yet another midfielder from Man City. Sure there is a signing strategy?