DOUBLE OFFER FOR EX-HOOPS EURO ACE

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ONE-TIME Celtic European goal hero Tony Watt has been offered training facilities at Aberdeen and his former club Airdrie.

The striker, now 24, fired in the winner in the unforgettable 2-1 Champions League triumph over Barcelona at Parkhead in November 2012.

Since then, though, his career has dipped and he is on the look-out for his TENTH club after being released by Belgian outfit OH Leuven.

The player shares the same agent as Dons boss Derek McInnes and that has led to him training at Pittodrie.

However, Airdrie gaffer Stephen Findlay has also extended an open invitation to Watt, who left the Diamonds in a £100,000 switch to Parkhead in 2010.

He previously worked with the player during his spell as Airdrie Under-20s coach and has now cleared the way for the frontman to return to the Excelsior Stadium.

The Coatbridge lad has already featured for Charlton and the Belgian second-tier side this season and cannot play for a third club under FIFA regulations.

Findlay said: “I don’t know what Tony’s situation is, but, from the sounds of it, he would have to wait until the summer or join a winter league if he is to get a club just now.

“The one thing I will say for Tony is that he is a tremendous talent. If we could help him keep fit or stay sharp while he is sorting out his future, I would say that our door is always open.”

However, the team manager has all but ruled out the sensational signing coup.

He added: “If Tony decided he wanted to come back to the club this summer there is no way we would turn that down; but let’s be realistic.

“He is such a talent and has far too much to offer the game.

“I think in not too much time he will be playing for a top Scottish club or in the Championship.”

Watt had a loan spell with Belgian side Lierse before leaving Parkhead in a permanent move to Standard Liege in the summer of 2014 after failing to impress incoming boss Ronny Deila.

A year later, he joined Charlton and had temporary contracts with Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers and Hearts before returning to Belgium with OH Luven.

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