Scott Brown wants Celtic to offer a new contract to Charlie Mulgrew

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Charlie Mulgrew's contract at Celtic expires in the summer.

Scott Brown has told the Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic need to keep Charlie Mulgrew at Parkhead.

Mulgrew’s contract at expires at the end of the season, and Blackburn Rovers and Bournemouth are both credited with an interest in the Scotland international by the Glasgow Evening Times.

Brown has no doubt that his teammate could play for either of the English clubs, but he wants Celtic to ensure that he does not move south of the border.

“Charlie knows what it’s all about and he lives for this club. I’m not surprised that Bournemouth and Blackburn have been linked with him because he could easily play for those sides,” the Bhoys captain said.

“That’s why we need to try and keep him because we’d miss if him if he left. You don’t want your quality players leaving for nothing.

Mulgrew has endured a tough campaign so far, as he has missed a great amount of football through injury.

The 29-year-old damaged his thigh in the early part of the season, and his rush to get back to fitness caused him to pick up a repeat injury when he was on the verge of making his comeback.

Mulgrew has been more cautious over his return this time, and he seems to be edging closer to full fitness now, after making his first-team comeback against East Kilbride last weekend.

If Mulgrew does leave Celtic in the summer he will end a six year stay with the Scottish club.

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