Celtic captain Brown not about to make Premier League jump

Celtic’s Scott Brown says he is not in any hurry to follow some of his former teammates to the Premier League.

Celtic’s Scott Brown says he is not in any hurry to follow some of his former teammates to the Premier League.

The 28-year old Scottish midfielder continues to be linked with a possible step up to the English top flight across the border just like ex-Hoops Victor Wanyama, Ki Sung-yueng, Joe Ledley and Gary Hooper have done in recent times.

But Bhoys captain Brown insists he loves being a part of it at Parkhead and is keen to stay put, just as Georgios Samaras has done since arriving from Manchester City in 2008.

“Some players come here and see it as a stepping stone but just look at Georgios Samaras,” Dunfermline-born Brown, who arrived in Glasgow from Hibernian in 2007, told the Daily Record.

“He came here six years ago and has enjoyed every single minute.

“He’s going to the World Cup yet again so that shows we can bring players and keep them.”

Brown added: “I just love the club. It’s a great place to be and winning trophies and playing Champions League is a big thing for me.

“I enjoy that so going to England to fight and scrap for a touch of the ball every week doesn’t bother me, especially when we have 65 or 70 per cent of possession every week and enjoy our game.

“Everyone says the English Premier League is the best in the world and there has only been one team in Scotland which has been winning the title in the past three years.

“But people underestimate just how big a club Celtic are.”

 
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