Journalist Derek McGregor has recently discussed some details regarding Scott Brown’s Parkhead exit.
On an episode of The Celtic Huddle podcast, McGregor was giving his opinion about multiple issues involving the Bhoys. Scott Brown’s exit was a main topic of discussion on the podcast and McGregor was asked about the reason for his departure.
McGregor believes that Celtic did offer Brown the chance to stay but he talked about numerous reasons of disagreement between the club and the midfielder.
Brown, who is valued at £900k (as per Transfermarkt), will now join Aberdeen next season, as his Celtic contract runs out at the end of the current campaign. He has signed a two-year deal with the Pittodrie-based side and the midfielder will be their player-coach under former Hibs teammate Stephen Glass (as per The Daily Record).
Is Brown's exit Celtic's fault?
McGregor made it clear that it’s harsh that Celtic are being criticised, but for Brown, the length of contract on offer perhaps wasn’t good enough for him or maybe there was a lack of information about the next manager.
The journalist stated: “I’ve seen an element of criticism aimed at Celtic for allowing Scott Brown to go, I think that’s harsh.
“I think Celtic offered him the opportunity for him to stay. Maybe the length of contract wasn’t good enough for Scott, maybe there were other details that Scott wanted to know about the manager and director of football. Information wasn’t being given that helped form his decision, but Celtic wanted him to stay.”
TIF Thoughts on Scott Brown’s exit…
It shows that it wasn’t as if Celtic were happy to see him go and it was Brown’s personal decision to leave the club. The fact that he’s signed a two-year deal at Aberdeen shows that perhaps, he wanted a longer deal at Celtic too.
More than that, he did share the dressing room with Glass at Hibernian and maybe, that relationship made him head to Aberdeen. So it does seem as if it was a personal decision from Brown and it would be unfair to blame Celtic for his exit.