Celtic remain in the frame for Snodgrass

SCOTLAND midfielder Robert Snodgrass accepts he is fast approaching a major crossroads in his career.

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Lifelong Celtic fan Snodgrass
Lifelong Celtic fan Snodgrass

By the start of next season, he could be preparing to help Norwich fight another relegation battle, lock horns with the other clubs desperate to win promotion back to the Premier League, or help Celtic qualify for the Champions League group stage and defend the SPFL Premiership title.

The clever money is on the 26-year-old realising his dream of playing in Paradise, especially if the Canaries fail to extricate themselves from the bottom three and drop down a division.

The lifelong fan of the Hoops, born in the Gallowgate, has family reasons for being pulled back in this direction, but can only wait and see what the next few weeks bring, both on and off the field.

So, he is diplomatic when the subject of which direction his career now takes is raised.

"What division we're in will be relevant," admitted Snodgrass.

"If things go according to plan, and we stay in the Premiership, I'll have a year left and I'll honour that every way I can.

"As a player, you want to play at the highest possible level, and that's why I'm giving everything I can to keep Norwich up.

"This club gave me my chance and I've loved every second here.

"The only things that haven't been good are the results and the position in the table.

"But, I'm a realist, and the rest of the stuff that happens is out of my hands.

"I can't affect that. The only thing I can affect is my performances."

Celtic could provide the perfect way out for Snodgrass if Norwich do take the big fall.

They have been trailing him since January, and he said: "It's testament to me that a club like Celtic are linked with me.

"I've watched them since I was a kid. I'm flattered, but everything I do is going towards keeping Norwich in the Premiership."

The man who started his career at Livingston continued: "I was in Scottish football, and there's always a part of me that thinks you've a point to prove.

"I'm a different specimen and I do everything I can to be a top professional, and I mean everything.

"I want to be successful, and Celtic are a very successful club. They could've won the treble this year, and winning things appeals to me.

"But the Premier League is where it's at, and I'd be lying if I said anything other than everything I've driven towards is in the Premier League. That's a big pull for me.

"There's two sides of the coin. Celtic hold a place deep in my heart because they're the team I support.

"But it's all about being the best you can, and playing at the highest possible level.

"If options come in the summer, I'll look at them."

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