16 Mar. 2008

Harry Kewell Is Off To Celtic?

People.co.uk says it has the "exclusive" news:
Harry Kewell will sign for Celtic at the end of the season after being told by Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez he can go.

The 29-year old Aussie is heading for Glasgow as Liverpool call time on his injury-blighted five-year stay on Merseyside.

A rift between player and club surfaced this week when Kewell was refused permission to join Australia's training camp in Singapore.
I'm not sure about that "rift" angle. Here's what Benitez said just the other day:
"Harry will go with Australia because he is not playing in the team at Liverpool at the moment and I have one or two other options for his position," Benitez explained.

"It is better for him that he goes because sometimes it can be positive for players to play for their national team, especially if they have not been playing many games.

"It is more difficult for Harry to get a contract now, but if he plays well when he comes back, then we can decide at the end of the season."