Canberra teen Rogic tipped to join Celtics

Celtic has emerged as the favourite to sign Central Coast Mariners sensation Tom Rogic, with the Canberra product set to link with the Scottish giants on Thursday.

The 20-year-old will fly to Spain to participate in a training camp, and reports emerged this morning Celtic have made an official offer to the attacking midfielder.

But the Mariners have released a statement on their web site which states that "no offer has yet been tabled for the recently-capped Socceroo."

Rogic had been linked to Reading in recent weeks, but negotiations with the English Premier League struggler have broken down.

A move to Celtic would be a massive boost to Rogic's career, with the Hoops having qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

"There's no offer at the moment, he's been invited over there to the training camp," a Mariners source said.

"They're obviously interested in him, which is natural because he's a gun. Celtic play [Italian giants] Juventus on January 20, so you're looking at a different level of football if he did happen to impress, and get the deal over there.

"We got the letter of invite last night. They're flying him business class to Spain for five days and paying all his expenses, so there's obviously a reason why they're keen to do that."

Rogic is currently serving a three-match suspension for a dangerous tackle, and will rejoin the Mariners on January 17, two days before his next eligible game against Newcastle.

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