TORONTO — Dwayne De Rosario’s status with Toronto FC continues to be unclear.
A report on Wednesday in the Toronto Sun suggested that Celtic would offer De Rosario a short-term loan similar to Landon Donovan’s loan agreement with Everton last winter.
However, a Scottish journalist that covers Celtic told MLSsoccer.com that most people around the club are suggesting that De Rosario will not be offered a contract or loan at the completion of his trial.
“As it stands, there is currently no indication from Celtic that they are going to make an offer for Dwayne De Rosario, whether on a short term or permanent basis,” STV’s Grant Russell said.
However, Russell suggested that if Celtic’s planned move for Norwegian striker Erik Huseklepp doesn't go through, then De Rosario might become a target, as he has made a positive impression with the club.
“At the start of his trial spell, Neil Lennon said he was impressed by De Rosario and his stint here in Scotland will have stretched to three weeks when it concludes this Friday," russell said. "So it appears he is at least in Lennon's thoughts.”
Last week De Rosario took part in a closed-doors training game against Hibernian.
De Rosario, Celtic and TFC are not speaking on the matter. In fact, Toronto FC told MLSsoccer.com that it would not be offering any further comment on De Rosario’s situation until the trial concludes.
Last week, TFC manager Aron Winter said that he expected De Rosario back with the club Jan. 18.