Napoli defender Amir Rrahmani has revealed he had an offer from Celtic before joining the Italian side.

Rrahmani joined the Serie A club in a £12.6m deal from Hellas Verona in January this year but stayed with the latter until the end of last season.

He had only been with Verona for a year beforehand, having arrived in a £1.89m deal from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in 2019.

Before his move to Hellas, he was linked with Celtic on several occasions, with a small race developing for the centre back after his impressive performances for Dinamo.

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His agent has since confirmed that the Scottish Premiership champions were keen, telling Calcio Hellas last year that both Celtic and Standard Liege had been trying to sign him.

That is something the player has now backed up, admitting he hopes he will get his chance with Napoli sooner rather than later.

“The club has invested in me since they bought me,” he told Super Sport, relayed by Il Mattino.

“Their idea was to sell Koulibaly, but the coronavirus upset everything, and things went as they went.

“I have been told that I am an important part of the team and I believe that the moment will come very soon.

“I had offers from Celtic and Standard Liege, but in the end, I signed for Napoli, it was the most important step of my life.”