Celtic could benefit from Kevin van Veen’s wish for Scotland return

Kevin van Veen has opened the door to a return to Scottish football. The 32-year-old’s girlfriend is expecting a child and this news means that the striker is forced to split his time between the Netherlands and Scotland.

Speaking to The Sun, van Veen opened up on his situation, admitting that his brief stint in his homeland could be coming to an end.

“The move back home’s not worked out the way I had anticipated. My girlfriend is expecting our first child in the next couple of weeks, and it’s becoming more and more difficult for me.

“I knew when I went to Groningen that it would present a challenge because of our domestic situation, but it has been much harder than I thought it would be. I was back in Scotland last week, then returned to Holland.

“I realised then the next time I made the trip, I might have to hold our baby, then hand him or her back and leave them behind.

“That hit me really hard. Family is so important to me and I think it’s going to be difficult to do that.

“I had a lot of happy times in Scotland and I’d never rule out more.”

van Veen scored 40 goals in 83 games for Motherwell, chipping in with 9 assists. The Dutch centre forward entered his final year at Fir Park before departing for Groningen in a deal worth £500k. Now, it appears that he is planning on a return to Scotland.

Celtic are in the market for another striking option and, if the price is right, they may look no further than the former Northampton No.9. It must be stated from the outset, van Veen would not be a starter, he would be a squad player. Although, this could be perfect for Brendan Rodgers as he looks to add some experience to his youthful squad.

van Veen was one of the standout players outside of Celtic last season and he was linked with a number of clubs. It is inevitable that he will return to Scotland given his comments in the interview and if the manager thinks that he could be good enough as an option, Celtic could grab an oven ready alternative to Kyogo.

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