According to The Sun, David Marshall won’t be returning to Celtic this summer as he prepares to join Derby County.

It’s claimed that Marshall is all set for a move to Pride Park, with Wigan Athletic receiving a small fee for the Scot.

Wigan needed to clear Marshall’s £12,000-a-week wages off their bill, as his wages didn’t decrease upon relegation to League One.

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Derby want an experienced goalkeeper to solve their problem position, and Marshall will be that man after they promised him playing time.

The 35-year-old was wanted by West Bromwich Albion too, but they only wanted him as backup, allowing Derby to swoop in and sign him.

If this report is true, then it will kill off any chance of Marshall returning to Celtic once and for all, given rumours this summer.

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Celtic looked at signing Marshall back in July according to The Herald, some 13 years since allowing him to leave the club in the first place.

Celtic then signed AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas, and whilst Marshall told The Scottish Sun that he would still love to re-join Celtic, he wasn’t sure that they would want another goalkeeper.

It now seems that Marshall will be staying in England with Derby, becoming their first-choice stopper rather than a backup at West Brom or Celtic.

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