Celtic hero James Forrest has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until the summer of 2025, reliable journalist Anthony Joseph has confirmed.
The Lowdown: Forrest a Celtic ‘legend’
The 30-year-old has enjoyed an incredible Hoops career, making a total of 444 appearances for the club and registering 97 and 98 goals and assists in that time, respectively.
While the winger’s future has been a little unclear of late, there has been a major development regarding the situation.
The Latest: Forrest signs new deal
Taking to Twitter, Joseph of Sky Sports confirmed that Forrest would remain at Parkhead for another three years, having signed a new deal:
“James Forrest has signed a contract extension with Celtic until 2025.”
The Verdict: First of many?
This is a wonderful piece of news to add to a hugely positive week, following Celtic’s glorious title win, as Ange Postecoglou’s first season in charge ends now with his first piece of summer business.
At 30, Forrest still has a number of years left in him at this level and he can continue to use his quality and experience to good use, barring any more injury troubles, having been hailed as ‘amazing‘ by teammate Mohamed Elyounoussi.
The Scot has 20 appearances in the Champions League too, chipping in with two assists and one goal, so he will believe he can use his know-how to help Celtic leave an imprint in the tournament.
With such a huge step-up to the group stages of Europe’s elite competition, look for Ange to add even more high-level players following the completion of this early business.
In other news, Celtic are reportedly interested in signing an Eredivisie player. Find out who it is here.
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