Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping the club can do everything to tie down one of their best players with a new deal, especially after the player himself has stated he wants to sign one.
According to the Daily Mail, Leigh Griffiths has instructed his agent to get talks underway with the Hoops about a new contract, which would likely mean a significant pay rise. The Scotland international has been a key man for Brendan Rodgers side and his performances have seen Premier League clubs become interested.
Indeed, he’s reportedly given his agent the green light to enter discussions with chief executive Peter Lawwell over a potential new agreement in Glasgow.
Locals will realise that it is not as if the forward needs a new deal, with his current one already keeping him at the club until 2021, however, the desire shown by the 27-year-old will please the Hoops faithful. A hugely popular figure amongst the Bhoys in our bar, seeing the Scot stick around will delight our punters clad in green and white.
“My representatives are working behind the scenes to try and get me a new deal,” he told the Daily Mail.
“I have another two and a half years here, but why would you want to go anywhere else?
“There’s no reason to go anywhere. You have Champions League football every season.
“It’s harder to get there now – but when you do get there, those are memorable nights.
“It is early stages just now, but, hopefully, we can get it done sooner rather than later.”
Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern will be demanding that their club give their star man what he wants and keep him at Celtic Park for as long as possible. The Scotland international has 97 goals to his name and will want to continue to play in the green and white hoops.
As you can imagine, this is good news for our resident Bhoys.
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