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Sol considers Celtic move

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Defender Sol Campbell has revealed he is 'seriously considering' making a move to Celtic.

Gunners defender impressed by Scottish club

Former England defender Sol Campbell has revealed he is 'seriously considering' making a move to Celtic. The 35-year-old said last week the interest shown in him by the Hoops was flattering but that he would prefer to remain at Arsenal. Campbell is understood to have been offered another one-year deal at the Emirates, though he has also held talks with interim Celtic boss Neil Lennon. "I've spoken with Neil about moving to Celtic. And I've been impressed with what he had to say," Campbell told the Scottish Sun. "We're talking, although we haven't yet discussed figures. Nothing is set in stone." He added: "I know Celtic are a massive club. I have to consider them. You can't ignore it when such a fantastic club makes their interest known." The defender said Lennon sold the Scottish club to him, but that he would not make the move to Celtic Park unless he knew who would be managing the outfit on a permanent basis.


"Neil impresses me. He's come into the job late in the season and that's never easy. But he's done fantastically well," he said. "Neil told me he's looking for me to be a figurehead in the team. He's made it clear he's looking for more leaders all over the team. "I know he's not yet been confirmed as manager, although there is an expectation he will be. Who knows what will happen? But, yes, it's important for me to know who the manager will be. "Neil clearly understands what's needed at Celtic and I appreciate his interest. But we've still got to properly negotiate and the figures might not stack up. "Celtic is a serious possibility, but I am also talking to a few other clubs. I'm also giving Arsenal the respect they deserve. If the situation at Arsenal doesn't resolve itself I know how interested Celtic are. And, yes, I'm seriously considering it."

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