The Lowdown: 2017 links
Back in 2017, when Brendan Rodgers was the manager at Parkhead, centre-back Caulker was heavily linked with a move to Glasgow.
Caulker was 25 years of age at the time and The Scottish Sun believed he was set to become Rodgers’ latest signing.
However, as we know, a summer move never materialised and Caulker ended up leaving QPR by mutual consent at the end of the year.
The Latest: Caulker’s comments
He revealed that he had the opportunity to join the Hoops, however, he stayed in London, a decision which he later regretted.
“The summer before it, 2017, I had an opportunity to go to Celtic which I turned down because I felt London and QPR were better for my recovery.
“A few months after that I was then out of the squad at QPR and we mutually terminated my contract. At that point, of course I thought I should have gone to Celtic.”
The Verdict: A dodged bullet?
The Hoops continued to win trophies under Rodgers and then Neil Lennon, so really, Caulker’s Celtic snub didn’t affect things at Parkhead.
You could say it was even a dodged bullet, especially as he didn’t exactly take the Scottish Premiership by storm with Dundee.
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