Commons: No official contract offer yet from Celtic

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Celtic star Kris Commons has confirmed he's yet to have been given an official contract offer by the club.

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has told the Glasgow Evening Times he’s yet to get a firm contract offer from the club.

The paper’s report suggests negotiations over a new deal for the 31-year-old have been ongoing for months and while he remains positive, no formal offer has been made.

“I've had conformation that we're getting there, so hopefully that will be sorted. They've not put anything on the table, but the word is that it is near,” said Commons.

Commons is one of the most experienced players in Celtic’s squad and there are a variety of reasons why Ronny Deila’s side need to get a deal sorted out over the next few weeks.

That experience he provides is important in relation to the new and younger players coming into the first team.

He’s someone for those youngsters to look up to and also a key figure in terms of how the side plays and reacts when things aren’t going to plan.

In terms of what he provides as a midfielder, he’s a very tidy player and enables Celtic to retain the ball more effectively.

He also provides an extra goal threat with four strikes in the Scottish Premiership so far.

He pops up in deep positions late, which makes him difficult to mark and get the better of in a variety of games.

There’s no chance he’s about to leave, but it’s important the club gets the right offer as he seems willing to sign.

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