Mackay-Steven: Why most English clubs are nowhere near the draw Celtic is

The Celtic winger has been discussing playing in England - and why it may not necessarily appeal to him.

Celtic's January signing Gary Mackay-Steven doesn't think the 'draw' of Celtic could be replicated by most clubs in England, according to the Scotsman.

Indeed, the 24-year-old winger was reflecting on his move to Parkhead in a recent interview and the topic of England arose.

Mackay-Steven traded Dundee United for the Scottish champions in January and has immediately seen the benefits of moving to a huge club. The atmosphere - especially in Europe - has almost left him blind-sighted.

But Mackay-Steven’s initial success after moving isn’t tempting him into thinking another move - say, to England - would bring a similar improvement.

The 24-year-old thinks most clubs in England and even around the world would struggle to match Celtic in terms of atmosphere, making the possibility of a move south far less appealing for him.

The winger said: "England is obviously a place where a lot of people want to play their football. There is a lot to look forward to down there, a lot of big clubs, but Celtic is such a draw.

"For example, the atmosphere in the two Inter Milan games is something I don’t think could be replicated at too many other clubs in the world, not just in Scotland or England."

Naturally, Mackay-Steven will no doubt be anticipating further European nights next season, when he could experience the full force of a Parkhead Champions League clash.

That’s certainly something those that have left Celtic in recent seasons may miss - and it may just prove enough of a draw to keep the likes of Mackay-Steven with the Bhoys for a while to come.

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