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Paul Elliott backs Sol Campbell for Celtic move

Sol Campbell in action for Arsenal
Campbell impressed on his return to Arsenal last season

Former Celtic defender Paul Elliott has advised Sol Campbell to jump at the chance of a move to Parkhead.

"I know Sol very well and I said to him about a month ago - 'if you have the opportunity to go to Celtic, you must take it'," revealed Elliott.

"He's 35, he's played in World Cups, the Champions League and I have to say he was consistently outstanding for Arsenal last season.

"He has got a great regard for Celtic, there is no question about that."

Celtic have expressed an interest in signing the former England centre-half, while Arsenal are thought to be keen on keeping Campbell on.

Campbell returned for a second spell with the Gunners in January on a short-term deal and went on to make 14 appearances.

"I think, come judgement day, Celtic is not the only option," added Elliot, who played for Celtic between 1989 and 91.

"There are other options to think about.

"Somebody of that magnitude, if Celtic were fortunate enough to get him, certainly would make a positive contribution.

"He is a very nomadic kind of guy, very comfortable in his skin and I think he would deliver tremendous potential.

"Certainly, that kind of challenge would be very appealing."

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