Joe Ledley urges Craig Bellamy to rejoin Celtic

Joe Ledley and Craig Bellamy
Ledley and Bellamy have both captained Wales

Former Cardiff City star Joe Ledley has urged Wales team-mate Craig Bellamy to join him at Celtic.

Bellamy, who spent four months on loan with the Old Firm giants in 2005, is back at Manchester City after spending last season at Cardiff.

But with the 31-year-old's career at Eastlands in doubt, Celtic are amongst a host of clubs being linked with the Welshman.

"I think he would like to come back," said Ledley.

Midfielder Ledley, who joined Celtic in July 2010 scoring six goals for the Hoops last season, has spoken to Bellamy about a return to Parkhead.

"I asked the question about Celtic, of course I did," added the 24-year-old.

"He loved his time here and if a deal can be done hopefully he can come back.

"It would be nice to have him here again, but we also have great players here already."

Ledley, who is currently on tour with Celtic in Australia, thinks Bellamy would be welcomed back to the Scottish club.

And if Bellamy was to return he would line-up with former Cardiff City player Adam Matthews, who signed a four-year deal with Celtic in June.

"Craig has been here before and he enjoyed his time here," added Ledley.

"On his day he can be one of the greatest."

Bellamy, who has scored 23 goals in 22 appearances for Wales, captained Cardiff City last season while on loan at his hometown club and Ledley thinks he still has plenty to offer.

"I remember the derby game a couple of years ago away to Manchester United where he was totally fantastic for City," said Ledley.

"I spoke to him at the end of the season and he has some big decisions to make."