NEW Bhoy Scott Allan insists the decision to join Celtic was a simple one.
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The midfielder, recruited from Hibs, admits it is a step up and the opportunity of Champions League football has a massive appeal.
At his first Celtic press conference this afternoon Allan said: “When I heard from my agent that Celtic were interested it was an easy decision. Step up a league and chance of European football.
“I wanted to go on and progress my career and this is the right move for me.
“I was just concentrating on my game and if something came up I’d need to make a decision. Luckily enough, it was Celtic.
“My job is a football player and to come to Celtic was an easy decision to make and that’s why I made it.”
The midfielder was the subject of a number of bids from a Championship side, but Allan says the speculation never had an effect on his form at Hibs .
He added: “Some of the recent games I had a good impact and got a goal so that’s my job. I was always going to give 100% for Hibs.
“Football is my job. You need to look out for your best interests and that’s what I’ve done by coming to Celtic.”
Boss Ronny Deila has yet to name his squad for Wednesday’s Champions League play-off first leg against Malmo, but it looks as though the best the classy midfielder can hope for is a place on the subs’ bench.
Scott Allan received a very warm welcome from the Celtic support before Saturday’s match against Inverness. The player has however come in for criticism from a former SFA Chief Executive and members of the Scottish media who Simply can’t accept that Celtic are The Best.
Ronny Deila confirmed at the weekend that Celtic were always in control of the Scott Allan transfer saga. Despite bluster from the media, PR companies and the supporters of both Ibrox clubs, Celtic were always winning this race.
And while we are at it, the reason that Danny Wilson is at Ibrox and not Celtic Park is simply because Ronny decided to pass on that one. The truth hurts.
Watch out for more exciting young Scottish players joining the Deila revolution at Celtic.