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It has been a long time since we heard the words Jonny Russell and Celtic in a sentence. There was a period of time when the player was constantly linked with a move to Celtic and it could have even happened at one point.

However, it never came to be for whatever reason. Currently playing for Kansas City in the MLS the midfielder told SunSport he hasn’t given up on his dream of pulling on the hoops.

Asked if he thought a move to Celtic could still happen the player said:

“I hope so.

“Like I said I am happy where I am but I grew up a Celtic fan. I still am a Celtic fan.

“I am actually travelling to the game next week as well.

“I grew up dreaming of that. Throughout my career I have always hoped it would happen.

“It hasn’t happened yet. Hopefully it does at some point but you never know.”

Johnny, now 29, has been playing in the US since the 17/18 season. This term he’s bagged nine goals and six assists in 28 MLS appearances.

It seems a bit late in the day for a Celtic call but Jonny Hayes got his move later in his career.

Not many fans would advocate Jonny coming in but you can’t blame a fellow Celtic fan for putting it out into the universe.

Celtic are full up when it comes to attacking midfielders.

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