Hartson angered by Celtic

John Hartson found out he was no longer wanted by Celtic on Teletext.

John Hartson found out he was no longer wanted by Celtic on Teletext.

The 31-year-old has been left devastated by the news that the Bank of Scotland Premier League champions are willing to sell the striker for a cut-price £500,000 (€729,358) to West Brom.

Hartson told the Scottish Sun: “I can’t believe the way I’ve been treated after all I’ve done for the club.

“I feel angry, hurt and betrayed that I had to find out by reading it on Teletext.

“If they had told me by phone or to my face I was leaving I would have been disappointed but I could have handled it. I would have appreciated the honesty.

“But I only discovered the bid from West Brom had been accepted through Teletext – and I still haven’t had it officially from Celtic.

“I’m deeply disappointed. I know I’m finished with Celtic and I won’t get the chance to say goodbye to the fans.”

Portsmouth and Blackburn could also enter the chase for Hartson, who has scored 110 goals in 201 games for the Hoops.

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