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Celtic: Griffiths speaks with Postecoglou

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has spoken with new Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou ahead of a possible new Parkhead deal.

The Lowdown: Griffiths’ Celtic history

The 30-year-old has been at Celtic Park for over seven years now and has enjoyed plenty of success in Glasgow.

Griffiths, who at this moment in time is out of contract at the end of the month, has scored 123 goals in 262 Hoops appearances, while also chipping in with 51 assists.

He started just nine games last season, though, appearing to fall out of favour under Neil Lennon and John Kennedy.

Griffiths has won 13 major honours with Celtic since 2014, and it seems as if his time at Parkhead may not be up just yet.

The Latest: Forward speaks out

As reported by BBC, Griffiths, on £15,000-a-week at Parkhead, revealed he has spoken with Postecoglou, who has made it clear to him he is keen for the striker to remain at the club.

“To me, it feels like a fresh start with the new manager, whether he brings in new staff or not.

“He phoned me last week and said ‘I am keen to work with you, I know what you can do’. He wants me to get back to the player I once was. We are looking for a deal and hopefully it can be done in the next few days.”

The Verdict: A good move by Postecoglou?

Keeping hold of Griffiths could well be a smart move by Postecoglou. Even though he may not be a regular starter week in week out, he knows just what it takes to succeed at Celtic and still knows where the back of the net is.

It looks set to be a summer rebuild at Celtic Park. Scott Brown has left for Aberdeen, Kristoffer Ajer has shared his intentions to move on, Odsonne Edouard is expected to depart and Ryan Christie has been linked with a move to Monaco.

That could be five experienced players out of the door, so hanging onto an experienced first-team member like Griffiths could be a shrewd decision in Postecoglou’s first campaign in the Parkhead dugout.

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