Celtic: Kelvin Wilson ‘wants to leave for Forest’

Kelvin Wilson: Wants return to Nottingham Forest. Picture: PA
Kelvin Wilson: Wants return to Nottingham Forest. Picture: PA
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CELTIC defender Kelvin Wilson has told Neil Lennon that he wants to leave the club, according to reports.

The former Nottingham Forest centre-back has made clear his desire to return to his old club as Celtic turned down a £1.5m bid from the Championship outfit.

According to a report from the Daily Express, Forest may raise their bid by up to £1m to capture Wilson.

Wilson is in the final year of his contract, though Celtic have the option of extending his stay for another 12 months.

The 27-year-old is thought to be keen on a return to England after struggling to settle in Scotland, and was initially homesick when he made the move to Scotland two years ago.

Lennon has criticised Forest for their perceived attempts to unsettle the playe last week, saying: “Is it an attempt to unsettle Kelvin? Absolutely. I have spoken to him about it,” added Lennon. “I obviously don’t want him to go. I want him to at least play in the Champions League qualifiers and be as professional as he can. The last couple of games Kelvin has played, he has been excellent. He is being as professional as he can. I’ve got plenty of central defenders, which was an area we needed to improve and bulk up on. But, as far as Kelvin goes, he is still my number one centre-half. Having lost Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper in this transfer window, I certainly don’t want to lose any more players.”