PortsmouthDownload App

Celtic Moving in on David James: The Ending He Needs?

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27:  David James of England looks on during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Clive Rose/Getty Images
Antony HerbertAnalyst IIIJuly 2, 2016

Recently, I commented on David James' apparent rejection of a new Portsmouth contract. In my eyes, a player of such decadence should not end his career on a floundering club.

Now the door has opened for a welcome and fruitful finale.

It may not be an English Premiership side but Scottish stalwarts Celtic are interested. David James seems to be reciprocating the Scottish sides quest by portraying a desire to learn more.

It is just the move James could do with.

Not only would he be playing European football, but more importantly he will acquire a definite advantage to gain a few more pieces of silverware.

Portsmouth may have reached a fairytale FA Cup Final amongst their financial woes, but at the southern team, he was never going to get further chances as a player to taste success.

His last triumph in the 2008 FA Cup Final may have been his last chance.

An alternative option was to go into management at Fratton Park as a player-manager.

Yet with the news that Celtic are attempting to prize him away, this possibility looks to be taking a back seat.

The life left in his career shows an unfaltering quench for more and he will get in abundance at Celtic.

The decision is there for him. To be or not to be is now the vital question.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices