Celtic captain Scott Brown will not accept his latest contract offer from UAE club Al-Wasl.
The Daily Record reports the offer on the table was a bumper £2 million a year deal.
This would blow any previous offer for the veteran from Western Melbourne.
Now Broony has a massive decision to make.
Contract rejection makes decision easier
It’s clear now that by this summer, Brown will either be a Celtic player or one lighting up the A-League.
The Melbourne side are favourites for his signature but the former Scotland skipper has received other offers too.
A move across the pond to MLS has also been spoken about with Kansas City and Seattle Sounders sniffing around.
However, the latest failed offer from the Emiritis shows the 33-year-old isn’t interested in money.
A Daily Record source said: “Everyone realises what an enormous decision this is for Scott to wrestle with. Celtic have given him all the time he needs and Melbourne have been waiting patiently. But a decision must be made.”
Australia move will offer Brown new challenge
If the skipper is to part the club then he will be going to make an impact like does in Scotland.
He can be a pioneer for one of the newest clubs in the country and become a hero to a new set of fans.
Brown is familiar with Dubai but going there over Australia brings a different atmosphere.
The heat and the lack of a football environment isn’t something for a family man in the twilight stages of his career.
Australia will offer him and his family are more comfortable life is a more football-centred country.
However, lets not forget the ex-Hibs man may decide to stay and lead the club to 10-in-a-row.
That will raise his name even higher in the Celtic history books as leader of that title.
Whatever he decides to do, he has the full support from the fans.