Date: 15th March 2021 at 3:20pm
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In the latest episode of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast, Colin Watt has been discussing potential summer departures as the 2020/21 season edges closer to its conclusion.

Watt and had been discussing potential departures for some of the younger players at the club, however, they also mentioned the possible departure of their captain, Scott .

Celtic signed Brown from Hibernian in for a fee in the region of £6m and the 35-year-old has since gone on to play 603 times for the Bhoys across all competitions.

However, Brown has been linked with a move north to Aberdeen in recent weeks, which would bring his 14-year tenure with Celtic to an end.

Speaking about potential departures and him possibly prolonging his career at Pittodrie, Watt had his say on Brown.

He said: “It’s a chance for Scott Brown to extend his playing career, maybe playing more regularly at Aberdeen than what he would be at Celtic next season.

“I know he’s looking at his coaching badges. He was involved in the reserve team a couple of years ago. I think it’s a good opportunity for him. And if it does come up, I can see him moving on.

“If he stays at Celtic, I think it will be in a sort of Tom Boyd/Paul Lambert kind of role where he’s a captain, but he’s not the playing captain. He’s the captain of the squad behind the scenes and you turn to him for maybe games, or if you’re playing two games in a week and one of them is against a St. Mirren or a Hamilton then you turn to a Scott Brown.”

Will Scott Brown leave this summer?

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Yes

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Brown has featured 25 times for Celtic this season in the Scottish Premiership but his future has been questioned with an expected ‘rebuild‘ to undergo this season.

TIF Thoughts on Watt’s comments…

A new permanent manager will take charge of Celtic this summer and could completely rebuild the squad in which he inherits. Brown has already mentioned his retirement, and with a rebuild inevitably on the horizon, he may wish to see out his future at another club.

Watt mentioned Brown may want to take up a coaching role in the future and the 35-year-old could view Aberdeen as a destination to learn the trade whilst still being able to take to the field on a matchday.