'It's farcial' - Ex-star criticises Celtic stance over their 'best player' Kris Commons

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Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes Kris Commons is deserving of an extended contract.

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes the club are making a mistake with their handling of Kris Commons.

The striker even believes Commons to be the club's 'best player', and wants to see him tied down to a long-term deal.

Commons admitted last week that he was frustrated with only being offered a one season extension, and was unwilling to sign unless he receives improved terms. 

Sutton told The Daily Record: "The situation with Kris Commons has now become farcical. A one-year deal is not suitable as far as he’s concerned and I can understand that.

"I have said it countless times. Commons is a class act and arguably Celtic’s best player."

Commons is still only 31, and will be free to negotiate with teams from January as his current deal expires in June. Both Nottingham Forest and Derby County have been linked with re-signing the midfielder.

He has played a total of 21 times for Celtic this season in all competitions, scoring six goals and providing four assists. He has however featured in just 10 of the club's 16 SPL games.

After scoring and creating one in the Europa League against Zagreb on Thursday, and subsequently voicing his displeasure at the contract situation - he was an unused substitute in the weekend's 4-1 win over St Mirren.

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