One of Celtic transfer target Bahlul Mustafazada’s teammates believes he could one day go on to play in one of Europe’s big leagues, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The paper reported last week that the Hoops were set to bring the Azerbaijani youth international to Glasgow this summer for a trial ahead of a potential free transfer, with his current contract at Gabala in his homeland set to expire at the end of the season.
Now he’s been tipped to be a success in Glasgow should he make the move.
Gabala’s international striker Rauf Aliyev told The Scottish Sun:
This season Bahlul has been outstanding for us.
He only broke into the team really this season, but he’s earned his chance and gone from strength to strength and he’s been an important player for Gabala.
I read about the interest about him from Celtic and I believe this would be a very good move for him. He’s young and still learning, but he is a top prospect for Azerbaijan.
Every day I see him working by himself to get better and stronger. He’s very dedicated to try and become a top player. If he continues to progress like this, I have no doubt at all he will go on and play in one of the top European leagues.
He is certainly capable of it.
The reported interest in the 22-year-old has certainly raised some eyebrows with supporters, who look at his playing record and lack of experience and are left scratching their heads as to how he could challenge for a first-team place at Celtic.
The scouts at Lennoxtown clearly see something in the player though and if Aliyev is correct then we could be getting in early on the development of a player that could go on to achieve great things.
Azerbaijan is not a market we’ve delved into previously and it’ll be interesting to see how this potential move pans out over the coming months.