Scott Brown’s future at Celtic remains uncertain despite reports he has rejected a contract offer from Australia.

The captain’s contract runs out in the summer and he’s been the subject of interest from Western Melbourne.

The new A-League team were hoping to make Brown their first big signing ahead of their top-flight debut.

Brown has reportedly rejected their opening offer according to the Scottish Sun. However, they are expected to make a second bid to tempt the Celtic captain away from Parkhead.

It is thought Brown’s preference is to stay at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Daily Record have reported that Brendan Rodgers remains keen for Brown to stay at Celtic for the foreseeable future.

Brown has also given indication that he would prefer to stay put, requesting a new two-year contract at the end of his current one.

However, Brown has not been a permanent fixture in the team this season so far. He has sat on the bench while players like Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor have shone for Celtic in midfield.

If Western Melbourne are serious in their interest, the lucrative offer could be enough to tempt the captain to enjoy the last years of his career in a warmer climate.

Brown’s future at Celtic should be decided by the end of the month. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Brown would also be taking himself out of the Glasgow goldfish bowl. He has the right personality to deal with pressures of playing for a big club like Celtic.

However, after 10 years, he may see the attraction in an easier life far away from the Glasgow divide.

He may also feel entitled to believe that Celtic have to show him how much they want to keep him. After all, his contribution to Celtic has been immeasurable.

Brown may miss the feeling of lifting trophies every few months. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Time to say goodbye?

Eight league trophies and eight domestic trophies later, Brown seems intent on captaining the team towards a treble treble.

However, after everything he’s achieved at Celtic, he may look elsewhere for a new challenge.

He would be missed massively by Celtic if he departed, his experience and leadership can be utilised in the coming months.

However if he did decide that his time was up, he would leave with everyone’s best wishes and confirmed status of Celtic legend.

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