John Hartson has recalled the day he ‘dodged a bullet’ and failed a medical in a move to Rangers.
The Welshman spent five years in Scotland as a Celtic star, scoring 109 goals in 201 games for the Hoops on the way to winning six major trophies and becoming a hero to supporters.
He’s still very popular with the Parkhead faithful – but things could have been so different for Hartson had he signed for Rangers as was initially planned.
Famously, Hartson almost had a deal done to move from Wimbledon to Rangers back in 2000, but it broke down over a failed medical.
And the now retired Welsh striker describes that as dodging a bullet as he later went on to sign for Celtic.
Speaking to Simon Ferry at Open Goal, Hartson told the story of his failed move:
WATCH MONDAY 5PM: You really don't want to miss Ep 1 of @siferry8's chat with @CelticFC legend @JohnHartson10 where he gives a detailed & funny insight into his career including this fascinating retelling of his visit to Ibrox the day he failed a medical for for rivals @RangersFC pic.twitter.com/iyDA7622jh
— Open Goal (@opengoalsport) March 23, 2018