Football: YAKIN WOULD LOVE TO BE ONE OF MARTIN'S BHOYS.Byline: JACK ROSE
SWISS superstar Hakan Yakin last night sent a message to Celtic boss Martin O'Neill: "Come and get me!"
The midfield maestro The term Midfield Maestro is a cliché used in football (soccer) to describe a midfield player that excels in the technical and creative aspects of midfield play. A midfield maestro often creates goalscoring opportunities for the attackers, while at the same time controlling the has been strongly linked with a move to Parkhead and revealed he fancies a pounds 1.4m switch to Glasgow after being told he can leave Germans Vfb Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. With 40.000 members (July 2007), VfB is the largest sports club in the state and the fifth largest in the country. .
Yakin leapt to the attention of O'Neill two years ago when he destroyed the Hoops over 180 minutes as Basle ended Celtic's Champions League hopes.
The Parkhead boss wants a playmaker play·mak·er
A player in a sport with goals, such as a guard in basketball, who initiates offensive plays.
play after failing to land Turk Yildiray Bastruk - and Yakin last night admitted he wants to be the man.
He said: "I would love to play in the Champions League and also like very much to play in Glasgow.
"I remember fondly the great atmosphere the night I played at Celtic Park This page is about the soccer stadium in Glasgow. For the Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Derry, Northern Ireland, click here
Celtic Park is a football stadium in the Parkhead area of Glasgow in Scotland. It is the home ground of Celtic Football Club. and I believe that Martin O'Neill wanted me before.
"That is a nice feeling because I need to play for a coach who trusts and believes in me.
"My time at Stuttgart is over because the new coach, Matthias Sammer Matthias Sammer (born September 5, 1967) is a former German football player who is now a coach. He played as a midfielder, and later in his career as a sweeper.
He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1996, the year he led Germany to victory in the European , does not count on me."
Rangers have also been linked with Yakin in German newspaper reports, but the 27-year-old appears to prefer Parkhead.
O'Neill could have captured the player for just pounds 700,000 before July 15 last year due to a clause in Yakin's contract, but no deal was done.
The Swiss PLAYER headed for Paris St Germain, but an argument with the French over a knee operation saw the move abandoned and he quickly disappeared to Stuttgart.
However, that move hasn't worked out either and Sammer has told Yakin he is free to leave for around pounds 1.4m - the fee the Germans paid Basle.
Although a striker remains O'Neill's first priority, he may be tempted into investigating Yakin's situation after the player made it clear he would be happy to come to Parkhead.
Meanwhile, Henri Camara last night broke his silence on a proposed move to Celtic - and pleaded with Wolves to let him go.
The Senegalese striker is wanted by Martin O'Neill and agent Willie McKay insists the Parkhead outfit have offered a British record pounds 1.2 million loan fee.
Wolves boss Dave Jones is adamant he wants to keep Camara, but the player is determined not to play in the Coca-Cola Championship.
Camara said: "I plead with Sir Jack Hayward, Dave Jones and Jez Moxey to allow me to leave."
KEEN TO MOVE: Hakan Yakin; PRIORITY: Martin O'Neill