Next Game

Karabakh-Azersu v Celtic

Wednesday, 05 August 2015, 17:30

Champions League Qualifying Third Round

Celtic Park

Last Game

Celtic 2 - 0 Ross Co

Saturday, 01 August 2015, 12:45

Scots Prem

Vitoria: Balde will be a hit

Vitoria Guimaraes boss Rui Vitoria says that striker Amido Balde will be a huge success in Scotland with Celtic.

Last Updated: 14/06/13 at 15:42 Post Comment

Amido Balde: Has been tipped to do well in the Scottish Premier League

Amido Balde: Has been tipped to do well in the Scottish Premier League

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

And even though Vitoria may be about to lose one of his star players, he thinks Balde will score plenty of goals in the Scottish Premier League.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Vitoria said: "I think Amido is going to be a good player for the football in Scotland.

"He is very strong and excellent at heading. Amido is combative with the centre-backs and makes it hard for them. Trying to mark him is a very difficult job for any defender.

"Scoring goals is what he does but he's also young at this stage of his career and I would say he has a good future in Scotland."

The Portuguese striker, who was born in Guinea-Bissau, jetted into Glasgow on Monday to have a medical and put the final touches on his £2million transfer and Vitoria says that he is a completely different character off the pitch.

Vitoria added: "Amido is a quiet character. He's a good young guy with a child and always comes in to do his work.

"I never had any problems with him."

Balde is thought to favour the move so that he can impress Paulo Bento, the current Portugal manager, ahead of the World Cup in Brazil next year.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

Liverpool beat HJK, Villa draw at Forest and Leeds see off Everton

Liverpool beat HJK, Aston Villa drew 3-3 at Nottingham Forest, while Leeds beat Everton 2-0 and Newcastle lost at home on Saturday.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company