Brentford forward Ivan Toney has revealed how close he was to signing for Celtic at the start of this season before he ended up joining the Bees.
The former Peterborough United striker was on fire last year in League One and courted interest from several clubs, with the Hoops seemingly interested on getting him in.
Brentford, too, were naturally keen and it is they who have benefitted from signing him after he joined them at the start of the season and hasn’t looked back since – he’s scored goals for fun in the process.
Indeed, there’s obviously a line of thought that had he gone to Celtic he could have helped them this year in their battle to stop Rangers winning the league, and he has had his say on the move that obviously never happened.
Speaking to talkSPORT, via the Daily Record, he revealed that he felt the Bhoys just didn’t seem that keen on him:
“I was actually very close. I went up there and spoke to everybody.
“I was actually at the training ground and looking around and all that so it got to those stages.
“But I just don’t think they were too keen on signing me.
“I guess it’s their miss now.”
This happens all of the time, of course, with players heading to one club and then going somewhere else and it is clear that Toney was at least open to a move to Celtic but just didn’t get the right sort of feeling back from the Hoops.
He stayed in England, of course, and has had brilliant success at Brentford so perhaps he’s fairly content with how it’s gone.