Jordan Larsson, son of Celtic club legend Henrik, has harbored his opinions on what it would be like to walk under the illustrious Paradise lights – admitting it would be ‘a dream’ to play for the Hoops’ at Parkhead like his father before him.
Jordan, 23, is understandably not a poor footballer himself; blessed with the genes of his father, the Spartak Moscow striker has scored 15 goals in 45 games for the Russian powerhouses, and has even scored for Sweden – grabbing the only goal in a 1-0 win over Moldova in early 2020.
Having been born in Rotterdam – the city in which Henrik played for Feyenoord – it wasn’t long before Henrik made the switch to Glasgow under Wim Jansen. Moving to Glasgow at the age of just one month, Jordan’s childhood consisted of his watching his father tear teams apart at Celtic Park for the first seven years of his life, and in an interview with RT Sport, the Swede has admitted he would love nothing more than to follow in his father’s footsteps.
“For me, Celtic will always have a special place in my heart”, Jordan said. “Not that I played there but it was the first place where I saw football as a young kid, going with my mother to see games where my father was playing.”
“That’s where I have the biggest memories in my head – ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, with all the scarves before the games and everything so it will always have a special place in my heart.”
Henrik, dubbed the ‘King of Kings’ by the adoring Celtic faithful, only moved to Glasgow when he was 26; but still managed to score 242 goals in 312 games in all competitions – something which has not come close to being replicated since. However, given Jordan’s age and his prowess in the Russian Premier League – in which he was Spartak’s leading league goalscorer last year – a move to Celtic could be a carbon-copy of his fathers’ in terms of unlocking his potential, and Jordan could potentially break that record if he moves soon – and he hasn’t ruled out a move in the near future.
“At the same, my father is who he is at the club and I think for me personally if I would ever get the chance to play there then I would like to establish myself even more, make my own name before I would play there, if that chance would ever come up.”
“Of course it’s tempting, not that they’re interested, but if I think about it, to be able to play there would be a dream in that sense.”