Celtic need to ‘wake up and give themselves a shake’ as Scott Brown nears the end of his contract, according to former Hoops player Kris Commons.
Brown joined Celtic in 2007 and has worn the armband since 2010. In that time, he has won 10 Premiership titles, six Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups.
Brown reportedly courted for Aberdeen role
However, he is now into the final months of his contract, raising the prospect of him departing on a free transfer in the summer. Brown is thought to be considering an offer to take on a player-coaching role at his former club Aberdeen (via Daily Record).
Commons, who played for the Hoops between 2011 and 2017 and was a long-time team-mate of the current skipper, admits that the offer will be ‘tempting’ to Brown given that he would likely play more first team football at Pittodrie, having been in and out of the Celtic team in recent weeks.
However, he has nonetheless implored Celtic to tie the veteran down.
Allowing Brown to leave Celtic would be a ‘huge mistake’
“He has been a loyal servant to the club over the years. He’s a Celtic man through and through.
“The club need to wake up and give themselves a shake. If they allow Brown to walk out the door in the summer, it would be a huge mistake.”
Transfer Tavern verdict
As Commons argues, it is important to have Brown around for the managerial transition at Parkhead. Leaders are crucial in times of upheaval.
The captain, who turns 36 in the summer, doesn’t necessarily have to play week in, week out as he largely has this season. It is his presence which is crucial, and you imagine he would be very reluctant to leave fresh off the back of Rangers dethroning the Bhoys domestically.
A one-year deal may suit both parties and satisfy Commons.
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