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ONE-TIME HOOPS WONDERKID QUITS – AT 24

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ONE-TIME Celtic wonderkid Islam Feruz has quit football at the age of 24 – to set up his own clothing brand.

The forward, once tipped to go all the way to the top by Tommy Burns, walked out on the Hoops at the age of 16 to join Chelsea.

Following a series of unsuccessful loans, including a stint at Hibs, the London side gave Feruz the boot last season.

The Somalia-born player joined the Parkhead ranks at the age of 10, but was lured to Stamford Bridge six years later.

At 14, Feruz played for the Celtic first team in 2009 in a memorial match for club legend Burns and two years later he left for Jose Mourinho’s side, despite offers of professional contract from the Parkhead outfit. He made history as when he became the youngster-ever player to be selected for the Scotland Under-21 side.

However, his career stalled fairly spectacularly after quitting Celtic and he has been out of football since being axed by the Premier League giants.

Now, though, a career that promised so much is in tatters.

Feruz revealed part of his new business venture is a line of baseball caps with the logo “Tajirii” – translated to “rich” in Swahili – with “Controversial One” stitched on the back.

 
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