Former Celtic captain Scott Brown has named his dream five-a-side team comprising of former colleagues in The Hoops. During a Q&A promoting A Night with Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig, Brown confirmed a few big names in his side, including defenders from Arsenal and Liverpool.
In goals, Brown has gone with Spurs goalie, Fraser Forster. The Englishman was a favourite for Celtic fans after fine displays domestically and in Europe across his original spell (initially on loan before joining permanently) between 2010-2014. The goalie swapped Glasgow’s East End for Southampton in a deal worth £10m.
In defence, Broony has gone for Kieran Tierney and Virgil Van Dijk.
Tierney is being linked with a move away from Arsenal at present, with Newcastle favourites for his signature. Celtic command a sell-on fee should Tierney move on after the £25m move in 2019. The defender made over 250 appearances for Celtic and the Scottish Champions will be alerted to developments in his future plans.
Meanwhile, Van Dijk won two Premiership titles in Glasgow, as well as the League Cup under Ronny Deila but he also played European football, Champions League group stages in 2013 and Europa League Last 32 the following year. A £12m move to Southampton followed and two years after that, Van Dijk became the most expensive defender in the world after a £75m move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
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The Fleetwood Town manager then named two players that are currently at Celtic, skipper Callum McGregor.
In midfield, Brown’s successor McGregor is named. The tenacious midfielder has been outstanding since breaking through under Ronny Deila, becoming a deep-lying player and the heart of Ange Postecoglou’s team.
In attack, Forrest is selected by Brown, likely owing to the 100 goals and 100 assists that he boasts.
Not a bad team considering the amount of honours shared between them. Here’s Scott Brown speaking to the Celtic fan media earlier this week, including of course The Celtic Star. It’s a brilliant listen and a great way to spend half an hour, as Broony chats away happily to Celtic supporters, comfortable knowing he is among friends and with not a hack in sight. Highly recommended…