Transfer Flashbacks: Leigh Griffiths

Transfer Flashbacks: Leigh Griffiths

Looking to strengthen the team’s forward line, Celtic manager at the time Neil Lennon brought in Leigh Griffiths from Wolves back in the January transfer window of 2014.

And after having a prolific season at Hibernian in his previous stint in the SPL before joining Celtic, Griffiths’ arrival at Celtic Park was one that was met well by some supporters.

Looking at what Griffiths has been able to accomplish in Glasgow both individually and collectively, those who welcomed the signing of the 28-year-old and expected big things of him can truly feel satisfied with what has been delivered.

Coming up to almost five years at the club, during that time, Griffiths has been able to score over 100 goals while winning a host of titles along the way. And the Scotland international has since spoken of his desire to eventually reach 200.

Prior to signing a new four-year deal at Celtic Park last month, Griffiths told reporters (via the Belfast Telegraph): “I am in an elite number of players who have scored 100 goals and I want to extend that, I want to try to get to 200 now.”

Having scored just one goal in eight SPL appearances so far this campaign, while his overall goal-scoring proficiency has dipped significantly since he scored 40 goals in all competitions during the 2015/16 season, Griffiths may struggle to get anywhere close to that 200-goal mark.

Nevertheless, regardless of what the future holds for Griffiths, the former Wolves and Hibernian man has proven to be a terrific addition for Celtic.

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