Kenny Sansom and former Celtic defender react on Twitter to Petrov comeback plan

Former Celtic and Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov wants to play professional football again.

Former Arsenal and Newcastle United defender Kenny Sansom has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Stiliyan Petrov’s comeback plan.

Petrov recently revealed that he plans to come out of retirement and play professional football once again, as reported by BBC Sport.

The former Celtic and Aston Villa midfielder was diagnosed with leukaemia four years ago, but he is now healthy and fully fit.

The 36-year-old is training with the Villa Under-21 side at the moment, and he wants to return to professional football.

Former England international left-back Sansom has taken to Twitter to express his delight at Petrov’s comeback plan, and has suggested that the former CSKA Sofia midfielder would be an asset for Villa, who have been relegated from the Premier League and will play in the Championship next season.

Darren O’Dea, a former Celtic defender now on the books of Scottish Premiership side Dundee, has also hailed Petrov on Twitter.

Petrov has told The Scotsman that he would be delighted to play for his former club Celtic again. The Bulgarian was on the books of the Scottish giants from 1999 to 2006.

“I’m looking forward to a return to football again,” Petrov told The Scotsman. “I believe I will be able to play again at a high level. I’m really excited. If that means there is a chance to play for Celtic again that would be unbelievable.”

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 77 points from 34 matches.

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