Scott Brown’s imminent Celtic departure is “great” for both player and club as he will likely be replaced with a “major” new signing. 

That is according to ex-Premier League goalscorer Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Celtic confirmed last Thursday that the skipper is leaving to take a player-coach role with Aberdeen.

The 35-year-old will complete the switch when his current deal expires in June.

He has become synonymous with Celtic after a 14-year career at Parkhead which has seen him make over 600 appearances in green and white.

But Campbell insists that Brown’s departure should be treated as an opportunity to be seized rather than an obstacle to overcome.

He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I wouldn’t say it was sad. It’s the way it’s happened this season. He was captain for all of that nine-in-a-row but they just couldn’t get the 10.

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“Now, he’s got an opportunity to be a player-coach and move on to the other side of football and he’s taken it. But things are gonna have to change at Celtic anyway because the likes of Brown are pushing on a bit in age.

“A new manager coming in, he might want to shake things up a bit. They might make a major signing in midfield. It’s a great opportunity for Scott and a great opportunity for Celtic, that’s the way I see it.”

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Brown has won a staggering 22 titles since signing for the Hoops from Hibernian in 2007.

If the report in the Sunday Post is to be believed, Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths could follow Brown to Pittodrie.

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