Scottish Premiership champions Celtic could consider offering former Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker a contract at Celtic Park after being linked with the player since the summer.

The West London club announced that the 25-year-old Feltham born centre-back has left Loftus Road with his contract being terminated by mutual consent.

Caulker made just four appearances for The R’s this term prior to his release with his last outing coming back in September when QPR drew 1-1 with Barnsley at Oakwell. The player is believed to have struggled with some off-field personal issues which may have hampered his opportunities to play for his club.

With the centre-back now without a club, Caulker could attract further attention from Glasgow giants Celtic. The Bhoys have been linked with the player over the last six months as reportled by The72 with manager Brendan Rodgers thought to be willing to offer the once-capped England defender an opportunity to rebuild his career. It would come as no surprise to see Celtic offer Caulker a short term or non-contract deal at Celtic Park.

Caulker started his career with Tottenham Hotspur where he made 29 appearances and scored two goals. The player featured for the likes of Yeovil Town, Bristol City and Swansea City in loan spells before joining Cardiff City in summer 2013. The defender played in every league match for The Bluebirds but was unable to help them avoid relegation from the English Premier League.

The centre-back has been a QPR player for the last three-and-a-half years but has made just 53 appearances for The R’s and has spent time on loan at Southampton and Liverpool.

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