Chris Sutton has stated that it would be crazy if Celtic fail to secure their inspirational club captain for another season as Scott Brown will turn 36 during the summer.
Although Scott Brown seems fitter than the average player he’s still a 35-year-old who’s turning 36 very soon and that will give the Celtic board a huge decision on whether they should offer the skipper a new contract deal.
As we have seen over the past few months it’s clear that Brown cannot play at this level for a full season as he must make way for Ismaila Soro who has earned the right to keep his place in Neil Lennon’s first team.
The Hoops captain has been the most successful club captain since the great Billy McNeill and fans will always remember that but every player’s time on the pitch must eventually come to an end.
We have seen it before with the likes of Sutton, Hartson and many others that although we want to watch them play forever, we can’t.
There’s no doubt Scott Brown can still play some games for Celtic but it will be cherry-picked matches, the big thing will be having Brown stay with Celtic in some other form as he’s instrumental to the dressing room.
Chris Sutton knows too well about coming to the end of a playing career and he hopes the Celtic board treat Brown in the correct manner and they offer him a deal to keep him around the club.
In the Daily Record, Sutton explains:
He’s been sat on the sidelines in other recent matches as Ismaila Soro has taken his place and really cemented a spot in the side. It all points to a career winding down. An inspirational skipper who is coming to the end of the road with a contract expiring at the end of the season.
But I’ll tell you one thing. With so much uncertainty around Celtic and huge upheaval looming in the coming months, it would be crazy not to have Brown around that dressing room for 2021-22. I’m not saying he should be playing 20 or 25 games. It might only be five or 10. As he turns 36 years of age of June, it might not be any.
Scott Brown has been with the club since his £4.4 million move from Hibernian way back in 2007 and we hope he’s still involved with the club in years to come.