Celtic captain Brown considering Melbourne move

Celtic captain Scott Brown is considering a move to Australia when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Western Melbourne, who have recently formed to join Australia’s A-League, have offered the midfielder a multi-year contract to join them and the 33-year-old is reportedly considering the proposal.

Brown’s contract runs until summer 2019 and he is free to speak to foreign clubs, with Sky Sports reporting that Melbourne director Lou Sticca, who has a long-standing relationship with Celtic, is hopeful a deal can be completed.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to be keen to keep his captain at the club, with a new deal having been offered to extend Brown’s stay at Parkhead.

Brown has been with the club since 2007, having joined for £4.4m from Hibernian – a record fee between two Scottish clubs.

He has gone on to win eight league titles and four Scottish Cups, winning the PFA Scotland Player’s Player of the Year in 2008/09 and 2017/18.


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