Report: Artur Boruc could play for Celtic one final time in Legia friendly

By David Walton

July 5, 2022

Artur Boruc could make one final appearance in a Celtic jersey during next week’s friendly vs Legia Warsaw, according to Polish website Sportowefakty.

The outlet claims that Artur could make an appearance for both teams during his farewell match in what would be a brilliant spectacle for the Hoops supporters. However, Sportowefakty have acknowledged that this hasn’t yet been confirmed.

It’s also stated by Sportowefakty that Celtic have received a fee for taking on the friendly match, stating that the operation wasn’t cheap for Legia to organise.

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The match will take place on July 20th at Legia’s stadium in Warsaw. It’s the first time the two sides have met in any capacity since their controversial 2014 Champions League qualifying tie.

But it appears as if Boruc’s affiliation with both clubs has been enough to mend some of those fractures ahead of this month’s friendly.

Boruc made just under 200 appearances for the Hoops, winning 6 trophies during his 5 years in Scotland.

Artur Boruc set for emotional evening with Celtic in Warsaw

The prospect of seeing Artur walk out in a Celtic jersey once again would be absolutely fantastic from a supporters’ perspective.

There was always something not quite right about how he left the club back in 2010. There was no real emotional goodbye whilst it came off the back of losing the title in a miserable campaign under Tony Mowbray. Given what he had given to the club, it felt wrong to have Artur go out like that.

Being able to play for the club again, even if circumstances like these, would be a fantastic opportunity for a send-off.

WARSAW, POLAND – 2021/12/19: Artur Boruc of Legia in action during the Polish PKO Ekstraklasa League match between Legia Warszawa and Radomiak Radom at Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium. (Final score; Legia Warszawa 0:3 Radomiak Radom). (Photo by Mikolaj Barbanell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Granted, it’s not like the big shot-stopper is coming back to a sold-out Celtic Park. Instead, it’ll be mostly Legia supporters saying goodbye to their hero. But Celtic will be represented by what will no doubt be a raucous away fanbase all keen to give their own send-off.

It’s going to be an emotional night for Artur and one he’ll undoubtedly be looking forward to. It’ll also be a great experience for the players involved given it’ll be a tough match against a good side.

Hopefully, it’s a contest to remember as we celebrate one of the greatest goalkeepers Celtic have ever had in their history.

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