Former Rangers midfielder Liam Burt has commented on his move to Celtic saying the Parkhead side are his “boyhood club” and he “wasn’t enjoying” his football at Ibrox.
The 20-year-old was originally taken into the Rangers academy after being released by Celtic as a youngster, and now the roles have reversed.
But the midfielder is adamant that Celtic were his primary focus as he crossed the great Glasgow divide.
“This is my boyhood club and, ever since I left, I’ve wanted to come back,” said Burt, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I was around eight when I first joined Celtic and I left at Under-12 level.
“Then I was at Rangers for around eight years. Towards the end of last season, I just wasn’t enjoying my football.
“I had a talk with Rangers and expressed my feeling, they expressed theirs and we parted ways.
“I had other options, but this [Celtic] was my main focus.”
The youngster signed for Celtic in August after being told he had no future at Ibrox, despite having already broken through to the first-team in Govan.
Rangers clearly felt that it was best for both parties if the youngster moved on and not long afterwards Burt was pictured approaching Celtic’s Lennoxtown training ground.
The midfielder made three appearances in total for Rangers after making his first-team debut against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship in March 2016.
But Liam Burt would go on to have two unconvincing loan spells in the Scottish Championship with Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic before being released.
Now, the once highly thought of midfielder is a rival to the club which had him on the books for close to a decade.