Duo hope to follow Mowbray north

Last updated : 15 June 2009 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

The expected departure of players after Tony Mowbray’s immanent departure for Celtic has started with Paul Robinson and the agent for Borja Valero both claiming interest in following their former boss to Parkhead.

Defender Robinson has previously been linked with a move north of the border with fresh speculation over the weekend linking him and Spanish playmaker Valero – Albion’s record £4.3 million pound signing – with Mowbray and his backroom staff once personal term have been agreed with the SPL runners-up.

"I'm desperately disappointed about the gaffer leaving," the want-away Robinson said.

"I'm considering my future and if the chance came to go to Celtic with the gaffer I'd be delighted to do so.

"I came close to moving to Parkhead last year but it didn't happen. Maybe it will now.

"I would love to move to a Premier League side but working with Tony at a huge club such as Celtic is appealing."

While not openly admitting a desire to leave The Hawthorns after his summer switch last season, Valero’s agent, Alejando Camano, revealed the former Real Madrid youngster would be interested in following Mowbray after a good working relationship between the pair.

“Borja was happy at West Brom and will stay and help them get out of the English Championship if there is no offer to sign him,” Camano said.

"But he'd be very interested in hearing what Celtic have to say if they make a move.

"They haven't yet told us they would like to sign Borja but everything could change quickly.

"He had a great relationship with Tony at West Brom and the fact he's now going to Glasgow would make all the difference.

"Celtic are a big club, one that most players would be interested in playing for and we have to wait and see if there is interest from them."