Video: Ex-Rangers midfielder reveals Keane’s Celtic top is his prized shirt

Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson has revealed that Roy Keane’s Celtic top is his prized shirt from his playing days. The player-turned-coach was a guest on Open Goal when he revealed that he had benefitted from some generosity from the Irishman during a clash while he was at Hibs.

Thomson would be heavily linked with Celtic following this; however, Strachan and the club opted for his friend and colleague, Scott Brown, which wasn’t a bad signing for £4m.

Despite 480 appearances, 51 goals and 17 major honours to his name, Keane was embroiled in a high profile spat with Sir Alex Ferguson that resulted in an abrupt departure.

Keane would then sign for Celtic, which he later said was in part to spite Gordon Strachan. Keane made just 13 appearances for his boyhood club, scoring once before he was forced to retire.

It is a shame that fans were only limited to such a small amount of games watching Keane as games like this showcase how good a player he still was, even if he was in the twilight of his career. The Irishman would help Celtic complete a double that season with the League Cup and League, his last as a player. Keane has made the move into management and coaching since retiring but he continues to earn the headlines for his work as a pundit.

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