Henrik Larsson's emphatic response when asked if he regrets not moving to the Premier League

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The former Celtic striker could not stress enough how happy he was not to leave the Bhoys too early.

Henrik Larsson could not have delivered a more emphatic response when asked if he regrets not leaving Celtic to move to the Premier League, according to BBC Sport.

The Bhoys legend eventually did leave Parkhead, turning out for the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United.

But not before enjoying an illustrious career with Celtic that will need little description for most supporters.

And Larsson says his relationship with the very loyal Celtic fans was one of his biggest inspirations. He also believes the Hoops faithful will appreciate the fact that loyalty was reciprocated.

Indeed, the iconic striker admits it is no secret he had offers to move to the Premier League. But does he have any regrets over not doing so? Not a chance.

The Swede told the BBC: "They've always been loyal to me and I think they appreciated the way that I was loyal to them. It's no secret that I had opportunities to leave the club earlier but I loved it there. I was never interested in going down south and maybe earning a little bit more money because I had a good contract at Celtic.

"No regrets about that at all. How can I regret that? The career I had at Celtic, the amount of goals and assists and the relationship with the fans and the club, I can't regret that. That's something I'm going to cherish as long as I live."

There have been many examples of Bhoys stars doing exactly what Larsson couldn't and swapping Parkhead for a move down south. Their experiences have been mixed.

Victor Wanyama and Fraser Forster have prevailed but, in Larsson's striker position, Gary Hooper is a very good example of a forward who may have been better off staying put all along.

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