Costa Rica Women midfielder Priscila Chinchilla has hit back following comments about her and a potential move to Europe to join Celtic.
Chinchilla currently plays in the Liga Deportiva Alajuelense in her homeland but has recently been linked with making a big step up to join Celtic’s women’s team.
That sparked comments from the President of the league Fernando Ocampo, who took to his Twitter account to back the player’s expected move to Glasgow.
“Priscila is a great player, and we have always supported her at the institution. She has an excellent offer to play abroad next year, and we will support her,” he said.
That, though, is something the midfielder has now disputed, telling her side of the story in a recent post published on her Facebook page and insisting the Celtic offer came via Herediano manager Jafet Soto.
“I want to clarify the publications of some media,” she wrote.
“They have stated that my previous team urged me to go abroad, the reality is that the offer came through a representative that Mr Jafet Soto got me.
“There are many internal things that people fail to notice; I am a little resentful because I had several difficulties to leave the club. However, I will always be grateful to the fans.”
In terms of the transfer, Aquiii Colombia report that ‘it seems’ that Chinchilla ‘would jump’ to Europe to play for Celtic although the move has ‘not yet been made official’ at this point.
They describe Chinchilla as a ‘talented player’ who ‘stood out’ for her ability to score goals and dribbling, both of which have made her one of the leading players in the league, which all sounds very positive if you’re Celtic Women.
Given the current situation, it seems she’ll be keen on the move as well, with relations in her homeland having seemingly become a little fractious, to say the least.