The former manager of Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, Pat Fenlon, has dismissed the idea that he could become a Leeds United player, as he spoke to the Glasgow Evening Times.
Griffiths has been linked with a move to Elland Road, but the former Hibernian manager has moved to throw cold water on the idea that he could be playing Championship football next season.
“I saw him linked with Leeds, but he is not going to leave Celtic to go to there. He is at the right club for his progress - and he is going to get much better,” he said.
Griffiths has had a big impact at Celtic in Ronny Deila’s first season at Parkhead as the club’s manager.
The Norwegian will have ideas over how he can challenge the forward to become a better player, pushing him to improve on the progress he’s already shown in the side’s attack.
With Leeds’s transfer embargo lifted from the club, they are free to go about trying to sign whoever they like over the summer.
However, what it seems to boil down to for Fenlon is the idea that Leeds simply can’t offer the player the same sort of opportunities that he’ll get if he stays put.
Leeds will have to look elsewhere if they have eyes on a new attacking signing to come in revitalise their attack.