Artur Boruc names 2 top clubs he could've signed for during Celtic career
Artur Boruc has stated that he could’ve joined AC Milan or Tottenham Hotspur during his days at Celtic.
Boruc was regularly linked with big clubs during his time in Glasgow after producing performance after performance for the Hoops on the European stage. To this day, Boruc is one of if not the most popular figure from the Gordon Strachan era amongst supporters.
Artur spent 5 years in Glasgow and won 6 winner’s medals during his time here. He then moved to Fiorentina and Serie A in 2010 and also featured in the EPL.
And as he prepares for a well-deserved send-off in a special Legia vs Celtic friendly next month, Artur was asked by the Polish club’s media team about interest during his time at Parkhead:
“There were [interested clubs], but you see, the problem was that I separated from my Polish agent and became my own one. It was not the best choice (laughs). Yes, there were offers, there was something going on. There was Milan, there was Tottenham at one time, if we talk about my time playing at Celtic.
“Eventually I landed at Fiorentina, but that was also after I got involved with Struan Marshall, who is a very good agent. Certainly better than me.
“I was just p***** off by those people up to that point, really annoyed by their very approach to life. To this day, probably most of them have, they treat their charges the same way. I don’t like that and that’s probably why I didn’t have any agent. I had a very relaxed approach.”
Artur Boruc stayed at Celtic during his best days
There’s no denying that Artur was at his peak level during his days at Celtic Park. He very easily could’ve moved on elsewhere, but instead committed to the club in a real show of loyalty.
It may have been different if Artur had a professional agent on his team to bring more offers together for him. But even so, he was never one to openly moan about a transfer or push for the exit door. That’s probably a big reason why the Celtic supporters have such strong affection for him.
To this day, he’ll be the best Celtic goalkeeper many supporters have ever seen. He’s right up there when it comes to the greatest shot-stoppers of all time at Parkhead. Well worthy of being in the discussion.
It was just a shame to see things end the way they did during that miserable campaign under Tony Mowbray back in 2009/10. Despite Neil Lennon arriving and putting some faith back into Boruc, he then decided to head off to Italy and try something different.
Since then, he’s managed to experience the EPL and return home to his first club in Legia. He’s certainly had a fulfilling career full of highlights with many coming at Celtic Park.
Next month’s game will no doubt be a beautiful occasion with Celtic fans finally having the chance to say thank you to their former hero.