Former Celtic striker Tony Watt looks like being on the move again, as he could reportedly be set to come back to Scotland.

According to the Scottish Sun, Watt has been told that he can leave CSKA Sofia. That’s despite making 17 appearances for the Bulgarian club too (Transfermarkt).

Watt only joined Sofia in the summer, and has previously spoken about his delight at the fact he was back playing for a big club (Scottish Sun). However, it appears as though he’s fallen out of favour after only starting one of his club’s last seven games.

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CSKA Sofia star Tony Watt (Filip Filipovic/MB Media/Getty Images)

The Sun believe that both Dunfermline Athletic and St Mirren are interested in offering a return to his homeland for Watt. Should he choose the former, it could mean he would be playing alongside Jonathan Afolabi, after the Celtic youngster sealed a loan deal with them earlier on today (Celtic Twitter).

Watt, of course, was most remembered at Celtic for being our Champions League hero against Barcelona. He scored a famous winner at Celtic Park back in 2012 against the previously unbeatable Catalans.

Another move that just hasn’t worked out for Watt

Unfortunately, that’s been a few false dawns for Watt since he left Parkhead. Since leaving Celtic, the striker has played for eight different clubs. Finding one to settle down with has proved a real issue for him.



At Sofia, it seemed to be starting well. He was a part of the side who helped take them to the Champions League third qualifying round. But he’s only managed to bag three goals in 17 appearances this season, showing that it’s ultimately been a disappointment.

Watt may also be concerned with the level of clubs in Scotland being linked with him. It could very well be the case that the time has come for him to take the step down to a lower level in order to prove himself. Previous failed spells at at both Hearts and St Johnstone haven’t helped.

Watt scoring against Barcelona (Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Yet there’s still no denying the talent that Watt has. At Celtic, he was extremely physical with plenty of pace too. He wouldn’t have stormed beyond Barca’s defence eight years ago if he wasn’t quick.

But for one reason or another, he just hasn’t been able to make a successful career in the game. Hopefully his next move gives him the platform for success that he needs.

However, after another disappointing spell at a new club, Watt’s stock is dropping. A move to either St Mirren or Dunfermline could be exactly what he needs to stand out.

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