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Stephen Welsh staying at Celtic - no move to Udinese

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One of the main talking points of Sunday evening, Stephen Welsh’s apparent move to Udinese, has taken a further development, which would indicate his future will lie in Glasgow for the forseeable.

The Daily Record have reported:

The Hoops are not in the market to let their Scotland under-21 captain leave and despite the Serie A side being keen on a loan or a £1.6million permanent transfer, neither was entertained.

Reports in Italy have stated that Udinese are set to come back in but if they do they will be met with the same dismissal as before for the Scotland under-21 captain.

Postecoglou wants Welsh to remain and to fight it out for one of the two central defensive positions.

The Scotland under-21 cap is in the mix alongside Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt and soon to be returning Christopher Jullien.

Welsh is rated highly and has recently signed a new long-term contract with his boyhood heroes that should keep him at Celtic Park until the summer of 2025.

Ideal news for us, and we back him to play his part under Ange this season at least.

This subject was mentioned on Sunday’s 67HH show, which you can also check out below.