Report: Celtic still hoping Scott Brown will stay at Parkhead and snub Aberdeen

By David Walton

March 25, 2021

Celtic remain hopeful that Scott Brown will snub Aberdeen and remain at Parkhead, according to the Scottish Sun.

The report has outlined new details on Brown’s contract with the Dons. The Sun believes that he’ll be offered a two-year deal if he makes the swap from Parkhead to Pittodrie. That’s a year longer than Celtic are said to have offered, giving Brown greater security.

Aberdeen are also looking to strike and secure Brown on a pre-contract move. The player is unable to move immediately given the transfer window is over. However, he’s free to talk to the Dons without Celtic’s consent considering he’s into the final 12 months of his contract.

But the Scottish Sun claims that Celtic are still hopeful Brown will perform a u-turn. It’s believed that the uncertainty in the dugout has led to Brown looking for options elsewhere.

The Celtic captain could still bow out on a high with the Scottish Cup this season despite losing the Premiership title.

Scottish Cup gives Celtic and Scott Brown something to fight for; could come up against Aberdeen

If Brown is to leave, and it still looks almost certain that he will, he could come up against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup.

That would certainly make for a blockbuster scenario. Especially if he’s already signed for the Dons by then. But there would be no mixed emotions. Brown will want to leave Celtic on a high and with the Scottish Cup in the bag.

The cup is important for many reasons this term. It’s our only chance of silverware this season and it’s also the only competition we currently hold out of all three domestic honours. But adding the opportunity for Brown to have a proper, successful send-off is another reason for its importance this season.

Celtic captain Scott Brown needs a new contract / (MacNicol/Getty Images)

Granted, none of us know what’s going through Brown’s mind. He could still be thinking to himself whether a move is the right decision. After all, surely the thought of reclaiming the title before hanging up his boots is a thought that gets him going.

There still feels as if there’s something not right with how Brown’s Celtic career is ending. A fresh start and all the rest of it is all well and good. But leaving after losing a league title just doesn’t seem like an appropriate end to his Parkhead career.

Then again, maybe that irks some Celtic supporters more than the player himself.

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