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Former Aston Villa striker linked with Celtic

Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has been linked with a move to Celtic after making a “come and get me” plea after playing in a charity match at Parkhead over the weekend.

The 31-year old is currently a free agent after being released by Villa and, after scoring in the match, the former England international made unabashed appeal to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers saying “I think every player if they had the chance to play for Celtic would take it.“

Agbonlahor is Villa’s record Premier League striker scored 87 goals for the club, and captained his boyhood team. However, his 17 year association with the club ended in the summer when he was released by Steve Bruce and he is now looking for a new opportunity, having kept himself fit in the meantime. As he is a free agent, he could join a new club without having to wait for the transfer window to re-open.

Celtic meanwhile have a gap in their squad after selling Moussa Dembélé to Lyon on transfer deadline day, although it remains to be seen if Rodgers considers Agbonlahor a suitable candidate to fill it.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.