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Gabby Agbonlahor says he wants Celtic move

Glasgow , United Kingdom - 20 May 2018; A general view of Celtic Park prior to Scott Brown's testimonial match between Celtic and Republic of Ireland XI at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor wants to play for Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic.

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Villa Park on April 28, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has told The Scottish Sun that he wants to play for Celtic.

Agbonlahor, who was in action at Celtic Park on Saturday during Match For Cancer, is a free agent at the moment, having left Villa in the Championship in England at the end of last season.

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The 31-year-old has said that he would love to play for Celtic, and the Englishman has also expressed his awe at the atmosphere at Celtic Park.

Agbonlahor has also suggested - jokingly perhaps - that he would get sent off in the first minute due to adrenalin and excitement

 

“I’ve always thought what a great stadium this is and that it produces a magnificent atmosphere especially during Old Firm games,” Agbonlahor told The Scottish Sun.

“When the Celtic fans start singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ it has always given me goosebumps just watching it on TV — so it would be something else to actually play in it.

“I think every player, if they had the chance to play for Celtic, would take it. Can you imagine playing in front of 60,000 people inside this place? I told one of the lads I’d get sent off in the first minute due to the adrenalin and sheer excitement!”

Agbonlahor added: “It’s a massive club and even just to come here and play in a charity match is an honour. I’ll try and speak to Brendan Rodgers and we’ll see what happens!”

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa in action during a training session at the club's at the Recon Training Complex on April 27, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Should Celtic look at Gabby Agbonlahor?

With Moussa Dembele having left for Lyon in the summer transfer window, Celtic do need a striker to replace the Frenchman.

Agbonlahor is a free agent at the moment, and the Englishman’s aforementioned comments suggest that he is open to joining the Hoops.

A short-term deal until the end of the season would not be a bad idea, as the 31-year-old can provide cover for Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard.

However, Celtic should not expect the former Villa striker to take Scottish football by storm and should not have high hopes from him.

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa in action during a training session at the club's at the Recon Training Complex on April 27, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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