Celtic player reveals crunch talks over future this week; Deila remains coy

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Lukasz Zaluska’s current contract with Celtic runs out at the end of the season.

Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska has told BT Sport that he wants to remain at the club.

The 32-year-old’s current contract with the Scottish Premiership champions runs out at the end of the season.

“Yes, of course,” the Pole told BT Sport after playing in the Bhoys’ goalless draw with St. Johnstone away from home in the league on Friday.

“Maybe we will speak next week and we will see what happens. At the moment, nobody knows what’s going to happen.”

Celtic manager Ronny Deila was also asked about Zaluska’s contract situation, and this is what the Norwegian said: “We will see. We have to see what we do, if we want to bring another one or keep Lukasz.”

Zaluska has been on the books of Celtic since 2009, but he has not even made 50 appearances in the Scottish top flight.

It is clear that the 32-year-old Pole is not someone who can challenge Gordon, but perhaps the Bhoys would be wise to hold onto him.

Celtic know Zaluska and what he can - and cannot - do. Signing a new goalkeeper would be taking a gamble.

True, at 32, Zaluska could be seen as someone who could be moved on, but how many truly brilliant goalkeepers would Celtic get in the summer?

Since Zaluska wants to remain at Celtic, perhaps the Scottish Premiership champions should give him a one-year contract and retain his services for next season.

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