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WATCH: Diskerud scores in Europa qualifier; comments on Celtic rumors

Jul 11, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

USMNT midfielder Mikkel “Mix” Diskerud highlighted his return to club ball with a bang, scoring in Rosenborg’s first qualifying round win over Latvian club FC Jelgava on Thursday.

The 23-year-old used the side of his foot to pop a first-touch volley over the head of Jelgava’s keeper as part of a 2-0 win for the Norwegian side, who will move on to play Ireland’s Sligo Rovers in the second qualifying round.

But will Diskerud still be with the club when that happens? Before we get to that, let’s watch the goal:

The first leg against Sligo comes Thursday, but Diskerud’s name has been linked with moves to Celtic and Werder Bremen amongst other locations. Earlier this week he told Glasgow’s The Evening Times that he told his agents not to tell him of rumors during the World Cup.

“During the World Cup, I told my agents that I did not want to hear about any transfer talk.

“I have obviously read about the interest from Celtic and Werder Bremen. But for the moment, I don’t know much about it.

“I have thrived at Rosenborg, so I have no problem being here.”

But Rosenborg manager Per Joar Hansen has accepted that Diskerud is likely to leave Trondheim soon.

He said: “There will definitely be players leaving this summer.

“I know it’s going to happen. The transfer window is open and we have players here who have been in Brazil.

“These players are naturally going to want to join a bigger club.”

Diskerud is expected to leave for a lower fee due to there only being six months left on his contract.

A Celtic move may appeal to Diskerud, who would play under Norwegian coach Ronny Deila.

  1. drewvt6 - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    I’ve got to imagine that game felt like slow motion to Diskerud after playing in warm up games and with the National Team.

  2. lavatomy - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Werder Bremen would be nice

  3. thedeadlockvictim - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    If he does go to Celtic, is he eligible to play in the Champions League, now that he’s cup-tied to Rosenborg in the Europa League?

  4. - Jul 13, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    Hi everyone from Glasgow Celtic football club ,you can follow all the latest Celtic news at celticnewsnow the home of celtics alternative media also we would like to thank Nicholas Mendola for doing a article about us take care and god bless the americian celts and followers and a big hi to all the Werder Bremen fans how read this no matter were Diskerud gos he will be going to a great club with great fans hail hail all COYBIG YWNWA

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