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Video: Paolo Di Canio Pays Tribute to ‘Fantastic Man’ Tommy Burns and Explains Rejecting Lazio for Celtic

Video: Paolo Di Canio Pays Tribute to ‘Fantastic Man’ Tommy Burns and Explains Rejecting Lazio for Celtic

Paolo Di Canio has paid tribute to the late Tommy Burns in a new interview, whilst also explaining how he rejected a move to his boyhood club Lazio in order to sign for Celtic.

The Italian striker joined the Hoops in July 1996 from AC Milan, and went on to become a real hero amongst the Parkhead club’s fanbase despite staying just one season in Glasgow, and winning no silverware.

Di Canio moved on to Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of around £4 million in 1997, before going on to become a favourite at West Ham, but the enigmatic forward still remembers his time in Scotland fondly, and, as he explained in a new interview with Sky Sports, has one man in particular to thank for his impressive performances in green and white:

As you can also see in the clip above, Di Canio also explains his difficult negotiations with Fergus McCann – in the same summer that Henrik Larsson arrived at the club.

What a partnership they could’ve made, eh?

You can watch the entire interview here but what do you think of Di Canio’s comments?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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