FORMER Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at boyhood club Legia Warsaw, with the Polish shot-stopper revealing his delight at the move.

The 40-year-old was brought to Parkhead from Legia by Gordon Strachan in 2005 and quickly became a cult figure in Glasgow's east end.

Spells at Fiorentina and Southampton followed, with Boruc most recently serving as back-up goalkeeper at recently-relegated Bournemouth.

Boruc was spotted in the away section during Rangers' 1-0 win over Legia in last season's Europa League qualifier at Ibrox leading chants with a megaphone, and says that although he was among the supporters, he never truly expected to seal an emotional return to the club.


Speaking to the Daily Record, Boruc revealed just how much the return to his homeland meant to him.

"I never really left Legia...I just worked at other clubs," he said.

"When I was in the stands at Ibrox supporting Legia last year, I had no idea I would actually be back at the club so soon.

"There have been a few occasions down the years since I left in 2005 that there has been interest from Legia, but it's never quite happened.

"Even this time, I was not convinced it would happen until I physically put pen to paper. It's a dream come true for me.

"When Legia knew that I would be leaving Bournemouth we started talking and I am just so pleased we got the deal done. I may have left Legia, but my heart never did."