Matt O’Riley reckons “Celtic is the perfect place for me right now”

Matt O’Riley has proved himself to be a key component in Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side. O’Riley has established himself in the Celtic side and created countless chances already, including against the likes of Real Madrid, and also setting up goals for Abada and Jota against theRangers. So there is little to no surprise that clubs showed interest in the midfielder over the summer transfer window. 

 Liel Abada celebrates with Matt O’Riley of Celtic after scoring their team’s third goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at on September 03, 2022.. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As reported by Tipsbladet, O’Riley, who missed out on a call-up to the Denmark national squad this week, in favour of promised game-time for the Under 21s where he can make his claim for breakthrough ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.  And the former MK Dons midfielder reckons he could be in no better place that Celtic to play his football.

“I know Leicester showed a lot of interest in me. And I think Newcastle was there too. But it wasn’t a matter of any of them making a bid. If there’s no bid, it’s not very concrete in my head,” O’riley said As reported by Tipsbladet. “I didn’t really think about it because nobody from Celtic told me that, for example, Newcastle had made an offer. It wasn’t like that, so there wasn’t much to think about, and a lot is also written in the media.

“It’s great to get some recognition because it means that I’m doing well at Celtic.”

“But as I say, Celtic is the perfect place for me right now. It’s a big club, we play in the Champions League, the fans are insanely good and the team is good.”

“It’s a perfect place to be, and I also think it’s a good place to be if I want to go to the World Cup with Denmark.”

Matt O’Riley has been a brilliant signing and great value the modest fee of just £1.5m paid to MK Dons in January  and he continues to improve as he esrtablishes his place in this exciting Celtic side. . It’s no wonder Premier League clubs are interested in him. However, to our benefit, for now at least, Matt is sure that Paradise is the place to be.

We’ll continue to enjoy watching him while we can.

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  1. Playing regularly for a huge club thats pressured domestically to produce results every game and win silverware, with the added bonus of competing in the Champions League and in European competition in general; its as close to the perfect footballing environment as you’ll get as a player.

  2. I think O’Riley would make a World Class Central Midfielder. He’s great on the right for Celtic, but with his size, pace, ability to pick a pocket/steal the ball off oppositions toes, excellent passing range etc, he’d be phenomenal in the middle of the park.

    Obviously McGregor operates there for Celtic, but McGregor would thrive playing Taylors ‘inverted fullback’ slot where he’d get freedom to get forward assisting attacks, where Taylor spends most of his time in games, and McGregor is just as adept as Taylor defensively.

    Think those two positional changes would really strengthen this Celtic side