Celtic and Premier League clubs lock horns for Slovakia international talent

Balkan Talk understood that Celtic have joined clubs in England, Italy and Belgium in tracking the progress of Matus Bero, who could leave Slovakia champions Trencin in upcoming transfer window despite he recently signing a new three-year contract.

It has been revealed that the Hoops had the 20-year-old watched in a league match against Spartak Myjava last beromonth. Trencin general manager Robert Rybnicek confirmed scouts from across Europe have watched Bero.

Rybnicek said:  “Recently, we have had Arsenal, Liverpool and AC Milan, which is unbelievable for Slovakia.

“There is a lot of noise about Matus. He has been excellent for a long time and is one of the valuable players in Slovakia.

“He’s not just worth a lot on the pitch. He has a great nature and it comes across in his performances.

“When Matus does leave here, it will be one of the biggest transfers in Slovakian history. He will have several alternatives.”

Slovakia U21 international spoke about his future and claimed he dreams on move to Premier League, and the Scottish giants could be an ideal stepping stone.

Bero said: “In football and life you never know what awaits you. My time may come in about two months, half a year, or not come at all.

“The dream league for me would be the English Premier League.

“They play a style that I love — players don’t stop for 90 minutes and there is a lot of emotion.”

Bero is 5 ft 11 right-footed defensive midfielder with an excellent vision, passing accuracy and  goals scoring skills. He made his professional debut for AS Trenčín senior side on 21 July 2013 in the Corgoň Liga match against FC Spartak Trnava.  Youngster has been perfect this term for his parent club and managed to score 9 goals in his 15 Slovakian Fortuna Liga appearances.

Nikola Korosec

Nikola is the columnist of Balkan Talk. He writes about Slovenian football and loves Maribor FC. Zlatko Zahovic is his favourite player.