Speaking to the official Brighton & Hove Albion website, former Celtic defender Josh Kerr has revealed his reasons for leaving the Hoops this summer to join the English Premier League new boys.
It’s not often players leave the Hoops through choice but that wasn’t the case this week when 19 year old Josh Kerr swapped the green and white of Celtic for the blue and white of Brighton.
A member of the Celtic Development Squad that lifted the Scottish Youth Cup recently, the young defender has revealed that the chance to play in the English top-flight was just too good to turn down.
As quoted by Brighton’s official website, Kerr said:
“It happened quite quickly. I’d been offered another contract by Celtic, but when a Premier League club comes along, you can’t really knock them back.
“It’s good to be here.I want to settle into the under-23s, get used to the place and find my feet, and then hopefully I can start putting pressure on the manager to play me.”
The youngster also revealed that he was also impressed by the club’s training facilities, noting that they were ‘much bigger than Celtic’s‘. Hoops fans will wish him well in his future career but will also note that player who choose to leave the Celtic Park often regret it.
Will Josh Kerr push on at Brighton and become an English Premier League talent or should he have stayed under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers when offered a new contract?