SCOTT BROWN reportedly rejected an offer to join newly established club Western Melbourne last week after a three-year deal was put on the table.
Melbourne’s backers have been clear for some time they would love the Celtic captain to help spearhead their new side next season in the A-League.
Brown is in the last six months of his Celtic deal and is yet to put pen to paper on a new contract with the Parkhead club.
However, while it was expected the Australian consortium would come back in for Broony, reports from Down Under claim Western Melbourne have received a financial blow in the pursuit of the player.
There was hope from some at the club that they could get funding from the FFA to help bankroll the move, but that has been sharply declined according to TheAge.com.
The report claimed it’s a blow but did admit the deal for Brown was still very much on, even after the financial setback.
It could all come down to how Scott sees his next few years at Celtic panning out. Could the Celtic captain be better served getting paid a small fortune to play in the sun?