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Siegrist: I'm Aiming For the Next Step in My Career
Tuesday, 25th May 2021 16:30

Reported Blues and Celtic target Benjamin Siegrist says he’s not looking to force a move away from Dundee United but is eyeing the next step in his career.

The 29-year-old Terrors keeper was linked with the Blues earlier in the month and has been mentioned in connection with Celtic since January.

“I don't want to force a change, but I am already aiming for the next step in my career,” Siegrist told Swiss newspaper Blick.

Regarding Celtic monitoring him, he added: “If there is interest, I'll take a close look.”

Blick say the same applies to the Blues, who earlier this month were reported to be eyeing a £400,000 move for Swiss-born Siegrist, who joined the Aston Villa youth set-up when 16 having previously been with hometown club FC Therwil and FC Basel.

While at Villa Siegrist spent time on loan at Burton Albion, Cambridge United, Solihull Moors and Wycombe Wanderers.

Having been unable to break into the first team at Villa Park, the 6ft 5in tall keeper, who has been capped by Switzerland at U17, U18, U19 and U21 levels, moved on to Vaduz in Liechtenstein in the summer of 2016 for a fee of £210,000.

After two years in which he won the Liechtenstein Football Cup twice, Siegrist departed for Dundee United, with whom he won the Scottish Championship in 2019/20, where former Blues keeper Neil Alexander is the goalkeeping coach and where he is contracted for another year.

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sospier added 16:39 - May 25
Good possibility and good height.Perhaps Neil will help make his mind up.

mojo added 16:42 - May 25
So if he is taking a closer look at interest from Celtic what sort of look is he giving interest from Ipswich?

Saxonblue74 added 16:48 - May 25
Mojo, depends if he's looking to keep goal or keep the bench warm!

Cheshire_Blue added 17:14 - May 25
Perhaps he should speak to Richard Wright who spent half his career sitting on the bench instead of playing football.

BlueandTruesince82 added 17:24 - May 25
Are Celtic still looking though? New manager, new targets.

arc added 18:02 - May 25
Didn't Alexander force his way out of here after half a season? Hardly seems like he'd be talking us up!

Oldboy added 18:40 - May 25
Would be a great signing, but image if Celtic want him, then we will need to look elsewhere.

bigolconnor added 19:32 - May 25
If I remember correctly, it was Alexander’s wife who forced the move. She preferred the shopping in Scotland. Obviously Hoax, Martin and Newby and Everybody’s Hobbies don’t float her boat.

ArnieM added 20:09 - May 25
If he’s interested in playing football he’ll come here . If he’s interested in his bank balance he’ll go to Celtic . My monies on him choosing the latter !

dirtydingusmagee added 20:39 - May 25
dont take much notice in these speculative reports, its just something for people to think or talk about, Dont know anything about him so wont pretend otherwise. We do need a decent keeper though thats for sure .

BuckieBlue added 20:44 - May 25
Siegrist been decent up here this season and with his Dundee Utd manager just left it may make him more open to a move. Celtic managerless just now so probably won't be doing much/anything at all in transfer market yet, so time to move Town!

cressi added 21:48 - May 25
Not for me rather try and get Walton

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