Celtic star is currently attracting interest from English Championship teams

The 18-year-old forward has not yet agreed to a new contract with the Scottish team and his current one expires at the end of the current campaign.

The forward has a contract offer on the table that would last until 2027, but for the time being, he has refused to sign it.

Under Brendan Rodgers, Vata has struggled to get into the first team and is now prepared to weigh his alternatives.

There are rumors of a move to the south, where Watford is interested in signing the 18-year-old striker.

The Hornets are ready to bring him to Vicarage Road in the summer after keeping an eye on his circumstances.

The gifted player is dissatisfied with Celtic’s lack of opportunity and wants to play more football in the first squad.

If he moves to Watford, the Bhoys would receive compensation, but it won’t be much—roughly £239,000.

Italy is taking an interest in him as well.

Celtic defender expected to leave after deal is reportedly accepted

According to a rumor, a bid for Celtic’s central defender Yuki Kobayashi has reportedly been accepted. Kobayashi was last seen as a substitute during Celtic’s September Ibrox victory over Rangers, but under Brendan Rodgers, he was no longer involved.

Since the 23-year-old hasn’t played yet this season, it was assumed that he will be traded in order to get more playing time. According to Football Insider, the Japanese defender may be on his way out after an offer was accepted. This indicates that a trip back to Japan or the MLS is probably in order.

Kobayashi made just seven appearances after moving from Vissel Kobe and seems more uncomfortable with the fast-paced, physical style of Scottish football. Ange’s choice of Tomoki Iwata over Kobayashi in the Scottish Cup Final, following Kobayashi’s lackluster performance at Ibrox, was telling.

Harry Kewell is allegedly keeping an eye on Kobayashi’s circumstances, as the Australian is currently leading Yokohama F Marinos. To reduce the size of his squad, Brendan Rodgers may be able to move or loan the defender, according to the report.

Referee and VAR for Celtic vs. Livingston’s Scottish Cup match confirmed

Celtic hopes to recover from a difficult loss to Heart of Midlothian in their most recent game as they prepare for a critical Scottish Cup quarterfinal matchup against Livingston this Sunday

The match was tainted by controversial refereeing calls, such as Hyunjun Yang’s red card and a contested penalty against Tomoki Iwata. This has caused stress in Celtic’s Scottish Premiership title campaign, as they are currently two points behind Rangers.

Although Celtic would have chosen to play in the league during the middle of the week instead of in this cup encounter, the team will at least have a full week of preparation before the game.

Celtic has a great opportunity to make a statement by winning this match and making it to the semi-finals at Hampden for the first time this year.

Under the direction of David Martindale, Livingston has had two victories, two draws, and two losses in their last five games. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm at Parkhead.

Willie Collum will officiate the match, assisted by Frank Connor and Steven Traynor, according to the Scottish FA. Nick Walsh will be in charge of VAR, and David Munro will serve as the fourth official.

With Rodgers’ remarks from the previous weekend, John Beaton became the center of attention. He is assigned to Aberdeen vs St Johnstone.



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