Celtic hold talks with Moses Odubajo, who was backed for Premier League success by former Rangers boss Mark Warburton

27 Jun

Moses Odubajo has travelled to Austria to undergo talks with Brendan Rodgers over joining Celtic this summer.

The Hoops are currently on a training camp which Odubajo has been invited to, as he looks to rebuild his career when his contract with Hull expires at the end of the month.

Odubajo helped Hull win promotion to the Premier League in 2016, but he’s not played another game since

The right-sided player, who can play at full-back or in midfield, has already confirmed he will not be extending his deal with Hull, and Celtic have emerged as one of the parties interested in securing the 24-year-old’s services.

And Rodgers, the Celtic manager, has looked to push forward with talks by bringing Odubajo over to Austria with the rest of the Bhoys’ squad, according to the Daily Record.

Odubajo was highly-rated while playing for Leyton Orient, earning a transfer to Brentford in 2014, before leaving for Hull the following year.

He made 53 appearances for the Tigers in all competitions, but has not played a game since the 2016 Championship play-off final due to a knee ligament injury suffered just a few weeks later in pre-season.

Further injury woes hit Odubajo in the following months – he fractured the same knee twice in quick succession – and he failed to return to action in either the 2016/17 or 2017/18 campaigns.

Odubajo’s time at Brentford in 2014/15 coincided with the 24-year-old being capped at Under-20 level by England.

Odubajo played for Brentford when Mark Warburton was their manager

His manager at Griffin Park was former Rangers boss Mark Warburton, who said of Odubajo: ” I think Moses will go all the way to the Premier League.

“He’s got the attributes and that sheer raw pace. I’ve got no doubts that Mo will play at the highest level.”