Dundee United sporting director Tony Asghar says the Tannadice club are ‘quite confident’ they can sign Celtic hero Charlie Mulgrew.

The 35-year-old spent time on loan from Celtic at Dundee United in 2006, going on to win five Scottish Premiership titles at Parkhead. Mulgrew was most recently contracted to Blackburn Rovers, first joining the English Championship club in 2016 before his release earlier this month.

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Charlie Mulgrew is Tannadice-bound. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

New Dundee United head coach Thomas Courts hopes to make the former Celtic defender his first signing since his appointment this week:  “Charlie is somebody who has won the league five times, he has an international pedigree and he is a leader who still wants to do well.

“So, when you take all of these different things into consideration, I think he will be fantastic for us on the pitch, if we can secure him, both for our younger players and where we want to take the club.”

Sporting director Asghar added: “We’re keen on Charlie and we have met with him. He has a couple of other things he’s looking at but we’re quite confident we can bring Charlie to the club. Thomas wants to set standards and someone like Charlie, with what he has done with Scotland and winning so many trophies at Celtic, can help us do that.”

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