DAVID Forde has admitted he is thrilled to be linked with a move to Celtic – the club he has supported since he was a boy.
The Millwall hierarchy conceded on Thursday that they face an uphill task to convince the goalkeeper to extend his Lions contract, which expires next summer.
And, speaking in the Scottish Sun, Forde says joining the Glasgow side would be "special".
He is quoted as saying: "To be linked with a club like Celtic is amazing. I grew up supporting them and just to be associated with them has given me a lift. It's very flattering.
"I know what Celtic means as a club and globally. It's a great, great club. So, yes, to be part of that would be special.
"Packie Bonner was one of my heroes for Celtic and Ireland. To get the chance to follow in his footsteps, to even get close, would be fantastic.
"At the moment I'm not aware of any interest from them or any other club. But I've a big decision to make. It's a very important stage of my career.
"I am playing for my country and that has been fantastic. I am enjoying good form at the moment and things are going well.
"It's a case of waiting to see what happens over the coming months.
"Steve Lomas has said he wants me to stay. I'm under contract to Millwall and until anything changes I'll continue to do my best for them."
"Millwall has been fantastic for me. If I were to leave I'd be really indebted to the club."