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Sunderland boss Moyes: Celtic rejected Coleman

Sunderland boss David Moyes has spoken of signing Seamus Coleman for Everton.

Moyes revealed both Celtic and Birmingham City passed on the Irish star.

He said: “Coleman had been in at Birmingham, Celtic, somewhere else, and nobody took him. We took him and he was £60,000.

"I used to think he was like Forrest Gump. He could run for fun. He went to Blackpool on loan and I used to go and watch him. He played outside right and he wasn't ready to be a full back yet.

"He hadn't learnt the art of defending. But boy could he run, he could put folk on the back foot because he was positive."

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