Celtic winger James Forrest looks set to commit his future to the club with reports of an impending new deal for the 28-year-old.
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The Daily Record reported that the Scotland international is in advanced talks to extend his contract with the club beyond the current deal which takes him up to 2022.
Forrest told the Daily Record that the finalisation of his new contract is “near enough done”, adding: “I would like to get it done soon and just focus on playing”. There were further quotes from the winger shared by @ClydeSSB on Twitter which highlighted his desire to remain at Celtic.
James Forrest says he’s close to signing a new Celtic deal:
“I’ve always stated that I want to be here at Celtic and the club have been the same. Talks have been really positive and it’s near the end so we just sign and then get back to playing games, like I want to do”.
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) October 28, 2019
The 28-year-old has been a highly effective presence in Neil Lennon’s line-up this season, scoring one goal and setting up two more in the 4-0 win at Aberdeen on Sunday to take him to nine goals and 11 assists already in 2019/20. [via TransferMarkt]
Having made his debut against Motherwell in May 2010, Forrest has gone on to play 369 times for Celtic in a one-club career, and these Hoops fans on Twitter expressed their huge admiration for the long-serving winger:
He’s a great role model for any kid looking to get into football. He works hard. Plays anywhere for the club, never in trouble on or off the pitch, keeps his life private. All the managers he’s played under have had nothing but praise for him. He deserves everything he’s got.
— Garngadbhoy (@shamrockbhoy7) October 28, 2019
Best player in Scotland over the last few seasons
— vinny (@bf3ftw1888) October 28, 2019
A true Celtic hero, gives everything for the hoops, great news look forward to watching James play for many years to come.
— James McCluskey (@JamesMc40237719) October 28, 2019
Fair play to James Forest , just goes about his business on the pitch , a real Bhoy
— brian (@Ireland1997) October 28, 2019
No amount of money could buy his passion or commitment one james Forrest
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) October 28, 2019
Legend.. boys like this are true Celtic men
— ＨＵＧＯ (@_Ryanhughes93) October 28, 2019
Brilliant news I’m over the moon stay with us for rest of ur career n you will go down a Celtic legend
— James Porter (@jporter1888) October 28, 2019
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