Brown puts end to A-League talk after signing new Celtic deal

Celtic captain Scott Brown Source: Getty Images

Celtic captain Scott Brown has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Scottish giants until 2021, the club have announced.

Brown had been strongly linked with a move to new A-League outfit Western Melbourne Group ahead of their inaugural A-League campaign in 2019-2020.

However the combative midfielder, who has won eight league titles since joining Celtic in 2007, agreed a new deal with Brendan Rodgers's side on Thursday.

Brown will now have a chance to add to his 506 club appearances and he is thrilled to be staying at Celtic.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have signed this new contract extension," Brown, 33, told the club's website.

"Celtic has been such an important part of my life for a long time now, since I joined the club back in 2007, and this really is home for me.

"My focus, as always, will be on doing everything I can to deliver more success to this club in the months and year ahead, and in particular for our wonderful fans, who have given me amazing support from the moment I first pulled on the Hoops."

Source Omnisport