“I Can Never Rule Out Anything” – Former Double Winner On Return To Scotland
With the transfer rumour mill hotting up and time running out for Ange Postecoglou to add to his squad before the Champions League qualifier next week, a former Celtic star has opened up on a possible return to Paradise this transfer window.
Joe Ledley enjoyed three great seasons at Celtic Park when he signed for the Hoops back in 2010. Ledley was signed on a free after his contract with Cardiff City expired and it was an inspired signing by the then boss, Neil Lennon.
Ledley enjoyed three trophy laden years at Parkhead picking up three league titles and a Scottish Cup with the double being in season 2012/13.
At 34 years of age, Ledley finds himself a free agent again and in an interview with The Times, he has spoken of his stint at Celtic and of a possible return to the Hoops, “I can never rule out anything. I’d like to be back up there playing at the likes of Celtic Park and Ibrox.
“There’s a fantastic culture up there and I enjoyed my time in Scotland. The only thing would be the distance and being away from home.
“Obviously, it’s got to be the right time, the right club and I mean a club with ambition. But you can’t be picky and you can’t rule anything out. If I want to continue playing then sometimes you just have to bite the tongue and sign for someone.”
When pressed if he would be willing to return to Celtic under Ange Postecoglou, Ledley said, “Sadly, I think those days are done. I enjoyed my time at Celtic. It was the best time of my life. I say that all the time. But everyone moves on. There are hardly any players still there from my time.
“There’s only Callum McGregor and probably Jamesy Forrest who I can remember. So time moves on and hopefully we can see this current Celtic team get back to where they were before.”
Although many may point to Ledley’s age and say he too old, you only have to look across the water at Steven Davis to see what an experienced head could lend to the club, especially when such a massive rebuild is underway.
I definitely think it’s a question worth asking worth asking, but will Ange pick up the phone?
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