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Brendan Rodgers should consider Gabriel Agbonlahor’s come-and-get-me plea

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Brendan Rodgers should consider Gabriel Agbonlahor’s come-and-get-me plea

The free agent has admitted he is open to the idea of joining Aston Villa.

Former Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has been talking about his performance in Glasgow during Stiliyan Petrov’s charity match. The experienced front-man looked in good shape for the game and even found the back of the net whilst wearing a Celtic shirt.

Of course, he could be a Celtic signing if the Bhoys wanted him. The former England international is a free agent after leaving Aston Villa this summer and is looking for a new club.

He even suggested after the game that he might be interested in a move to Celtic.


“You can never rule anything out – can you? I will try and speak to Brendan Rodgers and we will see what happens!

“At the moment I am considering my options. I want to do what is best for me and my family. I have young kids and for me to move to another place and another country is a big decision for me. I definitely want to play on and I wouldn’t rule anything out.”

– Gabriel Agbonlahor discusses his options

 

The comments were slightly tongue-in-cheek, although Agbonlahor would obviously relish the chance to play at Parkhead.

So, should Brendan Rodgers take him up on the offer?

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 23: Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United at Villa Park on December 23, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Celtic could certainly do with extra cover up front. With the sale of Moussa Dembele, Celtic only have Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths as central forward options.

Agbonlahor is certainly not the striker he was 10 years ago. However, the 31-year-old could certainly offer Celtic a solid option in what could be a long domestic and continental campaign.

If Celtic can put a deal together with a reasonable wage, there are perhaps no better free agent options out there for the Bhoys.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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