Former Celtic youth player Paul McGowan claims his former team-mate Steve Caulker upset Brendan Rodgers during his time as Hoops manager.

Brendan Rodgers was very interested in signing the QPR defender and made Caulker an offer.

McGowan insists that Caulker rejected Celtic’s offer as it was nowhere near what the player was on at QPR and turned down Rodgers.

Steve Caulker speaks about the transfer saga and also his surprising move to Dundee.

“[Joining Celtic] 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 Englishman now plays for Turkish club Alanyaspor.

Rodgers didn’t have a hope in hell with transfers as Congerton was his main man at sourcing potential targets.