Vaclav Hladky speaks out amid reported interest from Celtic and Rangers


Vaclav Hladky has dropped a major hint regarding his future after saying he is ‘extremely satisfied’ living in Glasgow.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract this summer which means that he’ll be allowed to leave St Mirren on a free transfer next month.

Hladky is certainly in demand with both Celtic and Rangers said to be interested in a move for the stopper.

The Czech goalkeeper is certainly keeping his cards close to his chest when discussing his future, but did hint that he’d be happy to stay in Glasgow if the opportunity presented itself.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Hladky said: “I want to stay at a club in Britain.

“My wife and I have stayed in Scotland since the virus.

“My St Mirren contract is ending and my agents are working to get me a new club. I’m hoping that will be fixed up as soon as possible and we talk on a daily basis.

“From the day I arrived at St Mirren, I have been extremely satisfied with life here. The club is next to Glasgow and we live in the city. It is a very pleasant place to live.

“I like the friendly lifestyle of the local people and I can’t praise it enough here. It was a great experience for me to shake hands with Steven Gerrard and the praise I get motivates me.

“I don’t want to speculate about Rangers being my next team. My transfer is being worked out at the moment – it could be to a club in Scotland or the English Championship.”

GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…

It could be an interesting month for Celtic and Rangers.

Both clubs are known to be in the market for goalkeepers with several first team options moving on this summer.

With both clubs challenging for the title next term, it’s likely that both clubs could be looking at the same potential targets as they look to get their transfer business completed.

Vaclav Hladky is certainly a name who is going to attract plenty of interest, and while Rangers appear to have the edge in the pursuit of the 29-year-old, nothing is decided until a contract is signed.

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