Hip hop icon Snoop Dogg has revealed that he wants to buy a share in Celtic Football Club.
The LA rapper is prepared to spend millions to get a seat on the Parkhead board after discussing his plans with pal David Beckham -and claiming he will get the former England captain into a Hoops shirt.
Snoop was overwhelmed after watching the £30million rated Scottish club beat Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.
He said: “I got a lot of interest in soccer. It’s not a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in sports teams but it is a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in soccer teams.
“I didn’t catch the whole Barcelona game but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are
a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well.
“I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell.
“I haven’t really thought how much. I don’t need to run a soccer club but enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard.
“I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things.
“I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I havehosted a party there.”
The 41-year-old revealed he asked former Manchetser United player and LA Galaxy star Beckham for advice.
He said: “I asked my man David about Celtic and he was like, ‘Yeah, teams don’t come much bigger’.
“I would try and sign him up for a season but he is pretty happy over here. LA is home for him and his family now – but I would have to at least make that offer to my boy.
“We have lunch when we can, so next time, you know, I am going to speak to him about it. Never say never.”
Snoop is a qualified football coach who trainshis son’s school team and has been a fan of Celtic since he was pictured in a Hoops top in2005. The music producer and actor revealed that Georgios Samaras is his favourite player.
“I like Samaras a lot. He looks like a proper athlete and is a pretty dangerous player. If weare to go far in Europe, he needs to play well.”
And Snoop, who has previously been banned from the UK for drug and firearm charges, says he would consider moving to Scotland.
“I love Scotland. I am so happy my UK ban is up. I love British Indian restaurants, man – but the best one I ever had was in Glasgow. The food blew me away, man.
“When I am away, I like to stay in hotels and have people look after me. But if I had investment in Celtic, that’s a different story. Maybe I would look for a crib over there.”