Former Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is in talks to join English Championship side West Bromwich Albion.

The 29-year-old looks set to bring his spell as a free agent to an end and is expected to join the side currently sitting in 16th place in the 2nd tier of English Football.

Rogic brought his time at Parkhead to a close this summer, departing after spending nine successful years at the club between 2013-2022.

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The Socceroos internationalist enjoyed a fantastic final season in the green and white Hoops, rejuvenating his career under former Australian boss Ange Postecoglou.

Despite featuring regularly for the Hoops during the 2021/22 campaign, making 50 appearances in total and contributing to 16 goals, Rogic took the surprise decision to leave the club with one-year remaining on his current deal.

The attacking midfielder also departed alongside another long-serving member of the squad, Nir Bitton, and the duo both received an emotional send-off on the final day of last season.

During the summer, the 51-time capped Australian international stayed out of the limelight, enjoying his break without a club.

Many supporters were surprised to see that Rogic remained without a club right up until after the end of the summer transfer window.

Of course, as a free agent, though, the former Celtic man can still complete a move to a new club, and according to a report by reliable journalist John Percy, he is now closing in on a surprise move to join English side, West Brom.

Having created so many special memories over the years for Celtic supporters, I am sure the Parkhead faithful will be delighted to see Rogic finally find a new home.

However, admittedly, this move feels like a very strange one. The Hoops hero has showcased the incredible ability he possesses, and in my opinion, he should be playing in a better quality side.

But, at the end of the day, it is his choice where he moves to next, and he will get nothing but the best of wishes from the Celtic fan base going forward.

Hopefully, the midfielder can pick up regular game time playing under Steve Bruce in order to boost his chance of being named amongst the Australia squad for the World Cup taking place later this year.

Plenty of Celtic supporters will be keeping a close eye on how he gets on south of the border, and I am sure we will see Rogic showcasing his quality for West Brom this season.

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