Scott Allan says Celtic move was an easy one to make

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New Celtic signing, Scott Allan, has insisted that he has made the correct choice by moving to the Scottish champions after his long and drawn-out transfer saga finally came to an end on Friday.

Many have questioned the midfielders judgement in moving to Glasgow's East-End, as in the past he has declared his love for Rangers.

Best Interests

Allan says that even although he grew up supporting Celtic's bitter Old Firm rivals, the decision to join Ronny Deila's side was a 'no brainer'. 


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Speaking to Sky Sports he said: “When I heard off my agent that Celtic were interested, for me it was an easy decision. I just made it on football terms, I wasn't really bothered about what came with it. 

“To step up a league, the chance of European football, and to develop as a player, that's why my decision was made. I know I will get a lot of stick off some people but for me it's about playing football, developing, and this is the right place for me."

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“My job is a football player. You need to look out for your best interests and that's what I have done by coming to Celtic. 

No specific destination

Allan also reassured everyone that his transfer request last month was not to push a move through to join his boyhood heroes - contrary to popular belief.

“Hibs told me if a bigger club came in, I would be able to leave and that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to progress my career and this is the right place for me. I was just concentrating on my game. If something came up then I would need to make a decision. Lucky enough it was Celtic and that's the decision I made.”

Celtic's new number 19 added that he would love to be included in Deila's plans for the arrival of Malmo on Wednesday night in what is a crucial Champions League play-off, after sampling the Parkhead atmosphere on Saturday as the Hoops ran out 4-2 winners over John Hughes' Inverness. 

It was unbelievable. It was a bit better than what I expected it was going to be. It was a really good feeling and it's something I will never forget.

“It wasn't much of a concern, I was just uncertain what I was going to come out and face. It's going to be a challenge anyway to get in the team. Obviously they have been doing well, but it's something I have been looking forward to. I have belief in my own ability to do that.”

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