TOM ROGIC is on the brink of ending his four-month exile from football.
The 29-year-old Australian international midfielder has been without a club since kicking his last ball for Celtic in the 6-0 win over Motherwell as the curtain came down on a title-winning campaign on May 14.
Rogic, who had been at the club for over nine years after arriving from Central Coast Mariners, bade an emotional farewell at a packed Parkhead as both he and Nir Bitton made their final appearances.
HAMPDEN FAREWELL…Tom Rogic celebrates his last triumph at the national stadium following Kyogo Furuhashi’s two goals in the Premier Sports League Cup Final win over Hibs six days before Christmas.
PARADISE FAREWELL…Tom Rogic with Ange Postecoglou and the Premiership silverware after the 6-0 win over Motherwell at Parkhead on May 14.
The versatile Israeli defender/midfielder, 30, didn’t take long in agreeing a two-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, but Rogic, who won 16 trophies in Glasgow, knocked back offers to return to his homeland while rejecting a lucrative switch to Indonesia.
He has also been linked with a reunion with Neil Lennon in Cyprus at Omonia Nicosia where ex-Hoops stars Gary Hooper and Adam Matthews have settled after recent moves.
But it now looks as though the smooth playmaker will make his comeback with West Brom and, according to media reports, has already held talks with Hawthorns gaffer Steve Bruce.
The Midlands club are 16th in the Championship, with just one win in eight games.
Rogic accepts Aussie international boss Graham Arnold has expressed concerns at the player’s reluctance to return to football with the World Cup Finals due in Qatar in November.