Monday 26 September 2016

Forrest: It's crazy how long I've been at Celtic

Jamie Holland

Published 13/08/2016 | 02:30

James Forrest, who has been with Celtic since he was nine, signed a new three-year deal on Wednesday. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
James Forrest, who has been with Celtic since he was nine, signed a new three-year deal on Wednesday. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

James Forrest admits it is "crazy" to think of the time he has spent at Celtic.

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The winger has been with the Parkhead club since he was nine, making his first-team debut at 18 and at 25 signed a new three-year deal on Wednesday.

Ahead of the International Champions Cup game against Inter Milan at Thomond Park this evening (7.0), Forrest was asked how he felt, in an increasingly transient sport, about potentially staying at a club for the length of time which could result in a testimonial.

The Scotland international said: "I have been here since I was nine. It is just crazy thinking about that. I have been here for so long.

"I signed for another three, maybe four years so I am delighted at that.

"It is a top club, one of the best clubs in the world. It is massive. Any player is privileged to play here.

"I have been glad to come through the youths and play in the first team as well and I just want to play as many games as I can for this club."

This evening's game will be Frank de Boer's second match in charge of Inter since replacing Roberto Mancini, who departed the Nerazzurri earlier this month.

Breakdown

The former Manchester City boss left the San Siro by mutual consent due to a breakdown in his relationship with the board.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries arrived in Glasgow yesterday as he looks to complete a move to the Hoops.

The 35-year-old was pictured entering Ross Hall Hospital ahead of a medical after Celtic agreed terms with the Championship club.

Rodgers is on the look-out for an experienced keeper to challenge current No 1 Craig Gordon.

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