Scott Brown proves money isn't the main factor by reportedly turning down Al Wasl move

By David Walton

January 29, 2019

A Scott Brown deal to take him to Al Wasl has been turned down by the Celtic captain, according to the Daily Record.

Brown has been the subject of intense speculation regarding a move to Western Melbourne all month. The Aussies have even offered him a contract that he’s rejected, but still the rumours won’t go away.

Yet, today, an offer out of the blue appears to have been sent packing by the Hoops hero.

Incredibly, the deal was reportedly worth £2million-per-year according to the source. Joining the Dubai outfit would’ve been a real lucrative deal for Brown, but it appears that money isn’t the primary focus here. This is great news for Celtic, as many supporters would think that’s the main attraction of moving away.

Scott Brown is attracting interest from all over (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The deal from Al-Wasl is much more than Western Melbourne could offer, the Record states. Therefore, it’s clear that it isn’t going to take just a lucrative deal to lure Brown from Celtic Park.

His future is far from being sorted. But Celtic fans will be delighted to see that money isn’t the primary factor here. Yet, Brown simply must be interested in the offer from Australia regardless, as he hasn’t booted the rumours into touch.

10-in-a-row is within sight for Brown

The Celtic captain is closing in on some heroic achievements at Parkhead, however. Everyone will be hoping that would be enough to sway his decision to stay in Glasgow and secure 10-in-a-row. It’s the kind of achievement that would make Brown immortal at Celtic Park.

The report also states that Brown is also attracting interest from the MLS. It would appear that the rumours of a potential Melbourne move has sparked interest and movement from elsewhere.

Brown has won trophy after trophy at Parkhead (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Celtic have also offered Brown contract, but he hasn’t yet accepted it. The whole saga is sure to be a bit of a pain for Brendan Rodgers, who would want this to all be wrapped up heading into a vital part of the season.

It remains to be seen how long Melbourne have given Brown to respond to their offer. Every Celtic fan, however, will surely be hoping the captain stays to seal the 10.