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Scott Brown (L), and Scott Bain of Celtic applaud the Celtic fans at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12,...

The Celtic captain was heavily linked with a move away from Parkhead earlier this calendar year.

Scott McDonald (C) of Celtic celebrates scoring the first goal with (L) Scott Brown and Koki Mizuno (R) during a Scottish Premier League football match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox...

It seems a while ago ago now, but Scott Brown almost left Celtic as recently as January.

Maurice Bisetto, who financially backed new A-League side Western United, told The Record earlier this year that the club were 'pretty close' to signing a marquee player, thought to be Brown.

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But the long-serving Celtic captain ultimately rejected United's overtures to sign a new contract at Parkhead, before helping the Hoops to a third successive domestic treble.

Brown, 34, now looks set to finish his career in Glasgow, but the midfielder has sent a message to the club that were seemingly close to luring him away from the Scottish Premiership.

 

His former team-mate, Scott McDonald, returned to Australia to join the Melbourne club. It was announced in May, but he's only joining up with the Aussies now and here's what Brown wrote on Instagram

Celtic without Brown wouldn't seem right.

He joined the Bhoys way back in 2007 for £4.4 million [The Guardian] and it seems like he'll be around for the next few years.

His ability will wane, but his commitment won't and so long as the passion is there, Brown still has a lot more to offer.

Scott Brown (L), and Scott Bain of Celtic applaud the Celtic fans at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12,...

 

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