Reid considered Celtic move before deciding on West Brom

Steven Reid has confirmed he held talks with Celtic before deciding to sign for West Bromwich Albion on a permanent basis.

Reid had a successful spell at the Hawthorns last season on loan from Blackburn Rovers in helping them gain promotion back to the Barclays Premier League at the first attempt.

Reid said: "I would be lying if I said there wasn't an interest there (from Celtic) and I went up and had a look around. With my Irish connection, there was an affinity with Celtic and it was a big pull.

"Had West Brom not been promoted, that could have made a difference and you want to play in Old Firm games. But I weighed everything up, looked at the standard of the two leagues and signing for West Brom was a much better move.

"The Premier League is the best league in the world and I'm glad I've got at least another year at that level."

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