Kris Commons wants Celtic stay

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Kris Commons wants to remain at Celtic, but his future may not be in his hands.

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has said that he wants to sign a new contract with the club.

The 31-year-old’s current contract with the Bhoys runs out at the end of the season, with negotiations over a new deal not yielding any result yet.

Commons has been at Celtic since 2011 and is a key player in the team, and he wants to remain part of the Scottish Premiership champions in the coming years.

"I sure hope so,” the Scotsman told BBC Scotland when asked if he would still be at Celtic for the first leg of Celtic's Europa League last-32 tie on February 19.

“That’s the plan. I am not involved in the talks and no doubt the manager's not - that's why you have football agents and that's why you have chief executives.

"It is up to them to rustle up a deal that suits both parties and, at the minute, we're close but not close enough.

"I would be very keen to stay. It is a terrific place to be when you are going to be in all the competitions and are going to win cups and leagues."

From Commons’s comments, it appears that he is genuinely keen on remaining at Celtic, but it is up to his agent and club officials to settle on an agreement.

As usual in these cases, money could be a major factor, but for everyone concerned, the sooner they can settle on a deal, the better.

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