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Celtic fans react as club linked with player released by Sunderland

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Celtic fans react as club linked with player released by Sunderland

Celtic are reportedly keen on bringing right-back Adam Matthews back to Parkhead this summer after he was released by Sunderland earlier this summer – and Hoops fans believe he would be a good addition.

According to The Scottish Mail on Sunday (back page, 16/06), 27-year-old Matthews could return to Celtic – four years after leaving the club to join Sunderland in the summer of 2015.

During his time at Celtic, Matthews won six titles with the Hoops after being signed by Neil Lennon in 2011. Four of those were Scottish Premiership titles, as he clocked up 150 Celtic appearances.

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Matthews was one of Sunderland’s highest earners after joining the club when the Black Cats were in the Premier League. Two relegations in two years now sees the club in the third tier of English football.

It saw Sunderland opt against renewing Matthews’ contract, despite impressing during his 28 league and cup appearances for the Wearside club last season. He helped keep nine clean sheets, and laid on seven assists.

Celtic fans reacted to the news that their club are reportedly interested in signing Matthews on a free transfer, with Mikael Lustig set to leave the club. Many believe he would be a good back-up signing for the Hoops.


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