This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.
Back in 2011, Celtic managed to acquire Kelvin Wilson from Championship side Nottingham Forest on a free transfer, per Transfermarkt. The defender managed to have a fine career at the Scottish side and clearly made an impression as he was sold on for a decent profit.
The centre-back was only at Parkhead from 2011 to 2013 but was clearly favoured during his time at the club as he managed 76 appearances, per Transfermarkt, and clearly he did his part as the Hoops picked up two Scottish Premierships as well as the Scottish Cup once whilst he was there.
This is a great achievement for the Englishman and were the only trophies he ever won during his career, highlighting that the Hoops managed to get him in his prime.
Clearly his performances at Celtic were not unnoticed, either, as his former club Nottingham Forest were keen to bring the player back and they eventually paid the Hoops £2.61m for his return, per Transfermarkt.
Therefore, not only did the Scottish side do a great bit of business in the first place by finding someone who made more than 70 appearances for them on a free transfer, they would then able to sell him for a decent fee, and this emphasises how good a profit player he was for Celtic.
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