Former Cetic cult-hero ‘expected to sign’ for West Brom

The Austrlian international is set to sign a permanent deal at the Hawthorns.

Former Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is in advanced talks with West Bromwich Albion ahead of a proposed move to the Hawthorns.

According to John Percy of The Telegraph, discussions have gone well and the Austrlia international is ‘expected to sign’ for the Baggies in the coming days.

Tom Rogic could be set to play under Neil Lennon once more. Picture: SNS

Rogic, who is a free agent after leaving Celtic last summer, became a cult-hero for the Hoops after winning six SPL titles with the club as well as five Scottish Cups and five Scottish League Cups.

The 29-year-old made 272 appearances for the Bhoys across a nine-year spell, scoring 46 goals and providing 49 assists.

He was a key figure in the team that dominated Scottish football for a decade and only chose to leave at the back end of last season for a new challenge.

Advertisement

Speaking after his final game at Celtic Park, he said: “It’s been a phenomenal journey with some magical moments.”

“It has been an honour to be a part of this experience. While I am so sad to leave, I feel so proud to be part of a team that has delivered the title again for our fans.

“The club is in a great position and I know the manager will take the club on and deliver more and more success.”

If his signing is indeed confirmed by West Brom, he will become the seventh summer arrival at the Hawthorns, joining Okay Yokuslu, Jayson Molumby, Jed Wallace, John Swift, Brandom Thomas-Asante and Martin Kelly at the club.