Belarus star hits out at Hoops

06 January 2010 09:40
Verkhovtsov, 23, spent time last week with the Hoops before returning to Naftan Novopolotsk.[LNB]He said: "I honestly still do not quite understand what happened.[LNB]"I went to Scotland but didn't do any medicals nor participate in training sessions.[LNB]"Throughout the three days, all I had to do was wait until they bought me a ticket to return home. I was given no explanations by any of their managers.[LNB]"Naturally, I would like to test myself playing for such a famous team."[LNB]Celtic refuted the player's claims, saying he was treated with "the utmost respect".[LNB]Despite the experience, Verkhovtsov's agent hopes a move could be resurrected at the end of the season.[LNB]Valeri Isayev said in the Scottish Sun: "Initially, we talked not about a full-scale contract but a half-year loan.[LNB]"Celtic let us know their conditions, but when we arrived in Glasgow those were changed.[LNB]"As a result, we failed to reach agreement. I don't want to go into more details about it now.[LNB]"As for Verkhovtsov's transfer value, it was not even discussed.[LNB]"We are going to return to the issue in summer."[LNB]Meanwhile, Celtic are trying to finalise a deal for Derry teenager Darren McCauley, according to the Irish club's manager.[LNB]The Hoops have reportedly beaten off interest from Blackburn in the 18-year-old midfielder.[LNB]Derry boss Stephen Kenny said in the Daily Express: "Celtic are talking to Derry at the moment to try to thrash out a deal.[LNB]"There is a lot of interest in Darren but it looks like he will be going to Celtic."[LNB][LNB]

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