Rocco Vata – An 11th hour opportunity to make it at Celtic

Should Rocco Vata get a chance to shine?…

With the current injuries to Liel Abada, Daizen Maeda and fitness doubts over Marco Tilio, now is the time for some freshness in the forward department.

One man that’s been strangely overlooked but highly regarded by the support is young Rocco Vata. Does he deserve a chance to show what he can do? Yes would be the popular answer from the overwhelming majority of the Celtic support, who alway love a homegrown talent breaking into the team.  Or we used to anyway, back in the days when it actually happened.

Celtic v Motherwell – Rocco Vata during the cinch Premiership match at Celtic ParkSaturday April 22, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

Rocco of course knocked back a contract offer and is likely to leave in the coming months and that’s down to the frustrations of seeing Celtic bring in winger after winger to be developed thus pushing the home grown young hopefuls further down the pecking order.

But could a run in the first team not only give him a chance to impress, but also maybe change his mind about where he sees his future and maybe change Celtic minds too about the value of giving our own youth a chance? Otherwise whatever is the point is a mystery to me!

Hibernian v Celtic –  Rocco Vata during the cinch Premiership match at Easter Road on Wednesday December 28, 2022. Photo Malcolm Mackenzie

It’s clear Rocco is a talented player and can count himself unlucky not to have featured much in the past year. As to why that is the case is anyone’s guess, but it’s clear he is a talented young lad with several clubs in Europe keen on acquiring his signature.

So could young Rocco be on the verge of a recall to first team action? It’s of course down to Brendan Rodgers, but if he does indeed get a chance it’s one that will be popular amongst the Celtic supporters.

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