Celtic captain Scott Brown has given a clear indication about where he sees his future following questions about a move away from Parkhead back to where it all began.
‘Broony’ as he’s fondly known by the Hoops faithful started his career with Hibernian, but speaking to Celtic TV, the 32-year-old gave the clearest indication he sees himself ending his career at Celtic Park and not at Easter Road.
Brown said: “People always ask me, especially living in Hibs, if I’ll go back to Hibs one day.
“I don’t see it. I enjoy being at Celtic, I couldn’t think of any other place to be just now.
“For me, Peter (Lawwell) has been fantastic with me, the managers have been fantastic and to give something back whether it’s coaching or helping out the kids, it means a lot for me to still be here after ten years and hopefully I can push it for a few more.”
After stepping down from international duties the former Scotland captain has been able to enjoy his downtime away from competitive action this week – the purpose of his retirement from the national set-up.
Football Insider verdict:
Ten years and counting with the Hoops would make it a tough decision to go and end his career away from the club, especially in light of all the success he has had with the club. But it is clear that Brown has a soft-spot for the club where it all began for him and he didn’t completely rule out a swan-song with the Hibbies. After the way he has served the club, the Celtic faithful are unlikely to jeer one of their star players if he did return to Easter Road. Should this transfer ever materialise it will be on a free, but we reckon Broony will see out his days at the club he loves.
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