Ipswich Town transfer rumours: Manchester City winger Bersant Celina to choose between Blues, Bolton and Leeds

Manchester City winger Bersant Celina. Photo: PA

Manchester City winger Bersant Celina. Photo: PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Young Manchester City winger Bersant Celina has confirmed he plans to play in the Championship next season - and will choose between Ipswich, Bolton and Leeds.

The 20-year-old confirmed that the trio are after his signature, on a loan move, in an interview with Norwegian outlet NRK.

He said: “The plan is to play in the Championship. I’m going to try to find a club there. It will be one of them (Leeds, Ipswich or Bolton) Then we’ll see.”

Celina was born in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, but moved to Norway at the age of two and represented his adopted homeland at youth level before becoming a full Kosovo international.

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Having started at Norwegian side Strømsgodset – the club that Town allowed Jonathan Parr to join in 2016 – he joined Man City’s academy in 2012 before signing a three-year deal at the Etihad Stadium in 2014.

Celina, who has worked closely with Patrick Vieira in City’s Elite Development Squad, made his senior debut in January 2016, coming on as an 85th minute substitute in a 3-0 FA Cup third round win at Norwich City, then featured in games against Aston Villa, Leicester and Chelsea.


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He spent last season on loan at Dutch top-flight side FC Twente, scoring five goals and producing five assists in 27 appearances.

Town are expected to confirm the signing of striker Joe Garner from Rangers at some point today.

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