Former Celtic, Rangers and Manchester United target Matthew Knox has agreed to join Brechin City.

The ex-Livingston youngster was touted for big moves in recent years with Mark Warburton particularly keen on bringing the player to Ibrox.

Red Devils manager at the time of interest, Jose Mourinho, even invited the then 17-year-old to Old Trafford to train with the kids.


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Knox, now 19, left the Tony Macaroni Arena when his contract expired and he's now willing to make a move to the lower leagues in a bid to get his career back on track by playing games.

Billy Smith made the move for Knox which could be considered a coup for the Scottish League Two outfit.

It is understood the midfielder may go straight into the squad for tomorrow night's Betfred Cup clash against Forfar.

Sunderland and Barnsley were another two clubs interested in signing Knox.