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Potentially discouraging reports emerge regarding future of influential Celtic ace

Celtic will be looking to cap off another excellent season by winning the Scottish Cup and thus claiming back-to-back domestic Trebles, but fans in the Transfer Tavern will still want to see improvements.

The Bhoys continue to dominate football in Scotland, with no-one even close to challenging Brendan Rodgers’ side for title honours, not in the Scottish Premiership anyways. Their football in European competition however leaves a lot to be desired, and the locals in the bar will be wanting that to change pretty quickly.

The punters will realise they need to keep their best players at Celtic Park, as well as strengthening the side – however, reports are starting to emerge that they could lose a pivotal man in the summer.

And that’s because The Daily Record are reporting that Southampton are interested in bringing influential ace Tom Rogic to the south coast, although it is believed the Saints would need to remain in the Premier League for such a move to happen.

The 25-year-old has rejected a contract extension to remain at Parkhead in the past, despite admitting he is enjoying his time with the club, and has one year left to run and has been closely watched by scouts from Mark Hughes’ team.

And these reports are likely to discourage and concern our resident Celtic fans, many of whom are hoping that the Australia international will indeed pen a new deal at the club as he is a key part of Rodgers’ squad, and looks set to play another integral role in their quest for success next time round.

Landlord’s Verdict: Celtic fans in the Tavern will want Rogic to stay and extend his deal to remain at Celtic Park, especially with a World Cup in the summer where the 25-year-old could impress for Australia, as he has been vital in a number of games for them this season.

The locals will want him to continue to shine for them as long as possible – however, he may realise that the prospect of Premier League football could be too good to turn down.

Celtic fans… do you think Rogic will remain at Parkhead this summer? Let us know!

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