As reported by The Daily Record, Brendan Rodgers has revealed he has already discussed having Scott Brown at Celtic beyond his current contract at the club.
Brown’s deal at the Hoops is due to expire at the end of next season but despite having been at the club since 2007, there are no signs he’s set to give up life at Celtic Park.
In fact, Rodgers sees him as an integral part of his team and even admitted he’s hoping to get a new deal for his captain sorted out soon.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the Celtic boss said:
He’s definitely someone I’ll be looking to do something with. Him and I have talked about it a few times. There’s been games and the close season but I’m sure it’s something we’ll look at. He’ll be around for another few years yet. I’m sure a testimonial will be a part of the negotiations. I mean, goodness me, to play for a club like Celtic for that length of time, and to survive in that environment, with its intensity and the pressures on you, as he has done for those number of years, is remarkable.
After the season Brown just had for the Bhoys, the news that he’ll be sticking around for another few years yet will be fantastic to hear for supporters. Over his ten years at the club he’s gradually built an excellent rapport with fans and is now one of the most popular members of the squad.
It wasn’t just his qualities as a midfielder that shone last season but his leadership skills too. He was a key reason Celtic managed to go the entire domestic campaign undefeated.
With 418 appearances for the Hoops in all competitions, he has every chance of breaking the 500 mark and going down as an absolute legend of the club.