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.

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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.