Steven Caulker has revealed he turned down the chance to move to Celtic in 2017.
The 26-year-old centre-back recently joined Scottish Premiership side Dundee on an 18-month deal having been released by Queens Park Rangers in December.
He has revealed that a move to be reunited with former boss Brendan Rodgers was on the cards, though he opted to stay with QPR at the time.
As quoted by Sky Sports, he said:
It came close. I decided in the end to stay in London. I was early on in my recovery and I felt my support network was best in London. I opted out of Scotland at that moment but I’m pleased to be up here now and it’s good to see Brendan doing really well there again.
The central defender has suffered from mental health problems throughout his career.
He played under Rodgers for Swansea City after joining on a season-long loan during the 2011/12 season.
As well as this, he has played a role for other top clubs down South such as Spurs, Southampton and Liverpool.
A fresh start in the Scottish Premiership could help kick-start his career, and being a part of Neil McCann’s Dundee could give him some inner self-belief to go on and perform once again.