Trabzonspor striker Marc Janko has proclaimed that he would be prepared to "walk to Glasgow" to sign for Celtic.
The Turkish outfit have been linked with a move for Celtic forward Georgios Samaras during the January transfer window, and Austrian Janko has staked his claim for a move in the opposite direction.
The 30-year-old was in talks with a view to making the switch to Celtic Park in 2009, but ended up staying at Red Bull Salzburg, and admits his regret at letting the opportunity pass him by.
"If Celtic are looking for a striker to score goals then tell them I would honestly walk to Glasgow from Turkey to join," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Record.
"If I was to get the chance to talk with Celtic again, I would be interested. I first came to speak to them a few years ago for two days of meetings when I was at Salzburg.
"I was in Glasgow to meet with Gordon Strachan in 2009 but I always remember meeting with Mr (current manager Neil) Lennon at the same time in the manager’s office.
"I got on well with him and he showed me around the training ground.
"I was given a tour of the city, taken to the stadium which was fantastic and I could just imagine how it would be completely full.
"But for reasons not really to do with Celtic, more to do with the agreement I had given Salzburg, the move did not happen.
"I had already given my word to the owner of Red Bull that I would stay with his club for one more season.
"After that one year I moved to Twente in Holland and had a good time and then Porto made an offer I couldn’t resist.
"Unfortunately, things have not worked for me since and if I could choose things differently I would be playing at Celtic."
Janko has made just four league appearances for Trabszonspor this season.
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