FORMER Celtic midfielder and current Aberdeen star Nial McGinn has revealed at the time he was picked up by Celtic there was a certain Premier League defender also on trial at the club.

Speaking about coming to Celtic back in 2009, the midfielder was delighted to see Seamus Coleman on trial with the club also as he looked to move on from Sligo Rovers.

However, Celtic would not sign the defender and Everton would go onto snap him up. Almost a decade later and he’s still playing for the Goodison Park club and proven himself to be a very useful defender.

The Aberdeen player said it was disappointing Celtic didn’t snap Seamus up at the time.

“When I signed for Celtic, Seamus Coleman was actually there on trial,” McGinn told Sunsport.

“To think that Celtic didn’t sign him was a massive disappointment for them.

“Certainly when you look at the unbelievable career he has gone on to have at a top level with Everton.”

Apart from a loan stint at Blackpool when Coleman first got to Goodison Park, he has been a permanent fixture for the Everton side down the years.

I wonder whoever was running the rule on the defender regrets the decision to let him go as much as McGinn.

Niall left Celtic back in 2012 and has found a home at Aberdeen, the player is currently in his second spell at the Pittodrie club after moving to South Korea for six months last year,


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