Controversial Celtic star Tonev's agent makes stunning claim: 'This is the right decision'

Weserstadion exterior - Werder Bremen

Aleksandar Tonev's agent wants him to turn his back on Aston Villa and Celtic to move to Werder Bremen.

Aleksandar Tonev has been offered an escape route to his ill-fated Celtic spell, and he is being urged to take it.

The 24-year-old Bulgarian is on loan at Celtic from Aston Villa, but has not covered himself in glory at either club. His season at Villa was best described as average, while at Celtic it has been far worse.

He had a seven game ban confirmed last week for racially abusing Aberdeen's Shay Logan, an accusation he always denied, and while he was backed by the club, they are not pursuing any avenues to contest the punishment.

With his reputation dented, the chance to leave British football behind for a fresh start has been presented through Werder Bremen, and his agent wants him to move to Germany.

The Scotsman report: "Werder have again shown interest in him, but at this stage we don’t yet know whether the transfer will go through. Before he signed for Villa, I went to Germany with Aleksandar and told him to sign for Werder.

"He chose Aston Villa and I told him that was a mistake. He didn’t listen to me and I was proved right. Now Werder want him again and I hope he makes the right decision this time. It depends on how keen Villa are to sell him and whether he wants to go to Germany."

If a solid bid comes in for the attacker, it's likely Villa would accept, having deemed him surplus to requirements this season already, and seen his reputation sullied by the allegations made against him.

The question comes in as to whether they can or will sanction a sale, which would cut short his Celtic loan, but the Scots would choose well not to object if the situation arises.

He has a ban preventing him playing for the next month and he has fairly or unfairly plenty of baggage attached to him now, which they could do without, regarding a player who is not even seen as a key figure in the first team when available.

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