RAPPER Snoop Dogg has declared his interest in buying shares in Celtic after watching the Scottish champions beat Barcelona in the Champions League.
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The Los Angeles based rapper, whose numerous platinum-selling albums include Doggystyle and Tha Last Meal, said he wants to be on the board and “bring a bit of Snoop to things.”
Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, said he was impressed by Celtic’s victory over Spanish La Liga side Barcelona.
“I didn’t catch the whole Barcelona game but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well.
“I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell.
“I haven’t really thought how much. I don’t need to run a soccer club but enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard.”
Should Snoop Dogg succeed in his bid to become part of the Parkhead hierarchy, he says he would attempt to buy LA Galaxy midfielder and former England captain David Beckham.
“I asked my man David [Beckham] about Celtic and he was like, ‘Yeah, teams don’t come much bigger’.
“I would try and sign him up for a season but he is pretty happy over here. LA is home for him and his family now – but I would have to at least make that offer to my boy.”
The 41-year-old also added Georgios Samaras was his favourite player. “I like Samaras a lot. He looks like a proper athlete and is a pretty dangerous player. If we are to go far in Europe, he needs to play well.”
Commenting further on his Celtic board ambitions, the rapper said: “I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.”