Keeper admits Celtic interest

Zaluska turns down new Tannadice deal

Zaluska: Keen on Celtic

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Dundee United goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska has admitted he could join Celtic after rejecting a new deal at Tannadice.

Zaluska's current deal expires in the summer and reports suggest the Pole could sign a pre-contract with Celtic in January.

The 26-year-old revealed his agent has been in talks with Celtic and the highly-rated keeper admits he is excited at the prospect of joining the Glasgow titans.

"I have told Dundee United that I won't be signing a new deal," Zaluska told the Daily Record.

"I have not signed for anyone yet but my agent has been speaking to Celtic.

"He has spoken to other clubs as well, but moving to Celtic would be a very exciting move, it's a massive club.

Ambition

"I have ambition to play at the highest level and a move like this would make that possible.

"I have been in the United team for a year now and I think I am ready for a step up.

"The Champions League is the highest point in club football and that is where everyone wants to play.

"I think I have the ability for that now."

Zaluska would join Artur Boruc at Parkhead if he moves to Celtic and he insists his fellow countryman has encouraged him to make the switch to Glasgow.

"I have spoken with Artur and asked him about life in Glasgow. "What he said was 'okay, come on'. I have asked him about everything," added Zaluska.

"Artur has played in Scotland for four years, he's a top goalkeeper.

"He has helped me a lot, any time I have a problem I speak to him - we are good friends."

Disappointment

United boss Craig Levein admits the club did everything they could to try and keep Zaluska, but without success.

"Lukasz told us he would be leaving the club at the end of the season," noted Levein. "We have offered him the best deal we could but he has decided to move on.

"He won't be leaving until the summer though, because I'm not in the habit of changing goalkeepers and I don't want to cause disruption to the team.

"I can understand his decision because this maybe is an opportunity for him to make serious money.

"It's disappointing that the club won't get any money for him but that's what happens in the game these days."