Celtic pundit Paul Fisher has recently made a claim about the future of the club’s veteran midfielder Scott Brown.
Fisher appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Grand Auld podcast and one topic of discussion was Celtic’s recent Premiership win over Motherwell. Fisher expressed frustration at the fact that Brown and Tom Rogic had started that game. He also gave his opinion about Brown’s future and he believes that this season is his last hurrah.
Brown had joined Celtic from Hibernian in the summer of 2007 for a fee of £4.4m. He had arrived at the club despite interest from a host of other clubs, including Everton, Tottenham, Rangers and Middlesbrough. Boro had even held talks to sign him at that point (as per the Guardian).
Is this Brown's last season at Celtic?
In the game against Motherwell, Brown had picked up a rating of only 6.44.Fisher believes that Brown will not be at Celtic beyond this season.
He said (5:43): “The middle of the park just baffled me and it baffled everybody, I think looking at the lineup used – Scott Brown and Tom Rogic. It’s two players that we probably wouldn’t see next season, being honest. Like Brown, I think this will be his last hurrah. Rogic, he’s almost went and he probably will go. It’s just, it’s just going through the motions.”
TIF Thoughts on Fisher’s comments about Brown…
Brown has been quite a regular part of the side for the Hoops this season. He has made 19 appearances in the Premiership and 14 of them have been starts. He recently scored once and assisted once in the club’s win over Kilmarnock (as per Whoscored).
In the league, he has picked up a rating of 6.81 for the Bhoys and as many as 19 players have picked up a better rating than him in the Premiership season. This shows that he hasn’t had a great season and because of that, the Hoops might not miss him if he does depart the club at the end of the campaign.