Joe Ledley has told Open Goal that he would “love” to return to Celtic but admitted that with a complete new staff and manager in Neil Lennon, he does not know whether a move is on the cards.
Ledley, 32, was made a free agent at the end of January. He had managed just four appearances throughout the first half of the 2018-19 campaign.
Now, Ledley is on the lookout for a new club. With 77 caps at international level with Wales and 534 career appearances for Celtic, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace and Derby, he boasts plenty of experience.
The left-footed midfielder was asked by former Celtic midfielder and Open Goal presenter Si Ferry whether he would consider a return to Parkhead. Ledley responded, stating he would never turn a Celtic move down.
“I would love to go back,” Ledley said. “But it is all change now. A new manager, new staff, so it’s all change. But you would never say no to a club like that. I had a fantastic time there.
“I’m not sure. I’d like to go abroad, a bit different. But in football you don’t really get a choice anymore. When you’re older, especially. We’ll see what happens.”
Ledley would be an excellent signing on a free transfer for Celtic. Indeed, the Hoops are somewhat lacking in the middle of the park at the moment.
Kouassi Eboue is out injured, while Olivier Ntcham has struggled with problems throughout the campaign. Ledley would provide excellent cover, and add a bit of steel – making it more of a side expected of Lennon.
Three Scottish Premiership medals, two Scottish Cups and 157 appearances for the Hoops shows he knows what it means to be a Bhoy. A perfect signing for Lennon.