Football

Lawrence pleads with Stoke over possible Celtic move

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Liam Lawrence has pleaded with Stoke not to price him out of a move to Celtic.

Midfielder Lawrence believes he has no longer has a future with the Potters and is desperate to join the Hoops this summer.

Celtic have reportedly bid £1.5million for the 28-year-old, who said in the Stoke Sentinel: "Celtic are a massive club and I just hope Stoke and Celtic can come to an amicable agreement for me.

I hope I don't get priced out of a move. If Stoke are looking for £2million, that sounds about right - and will be a good deal because I only cost £500,000."

He added: "My agent says there could be another couple of clubs interested, but I've said to him I'd love to go to Celtic because I don't think there's a bigger club for me.

"I know Celtic haven't had the best of seasons, but if they can bring in a few players, then I'm sure we can try to and turn things round up there."

Lawrence revealed he had discussed the prospect of joining Celtic with Republic of Ireland team-mate Robbie Keane, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Parkhead.

Lawrence said: "Keano says it's an absolutely massive club with unbelievable support, stadium and training ground. He rates it as one of the biggest clubs in Britain and I'm very excited about the prospect.

"I'd love playing in front of 60,000 fans; it's already something I've done and enjoyed with Ireland and Stoke this season.

"Playing in the Champions League would also be something special. But I think qualifying starts when I'm supposed to be on holiday, so I don't think the missus will be too happy."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Stoke City
Football
Premier League
Liam Lawrence

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again