Tom Rogic addresses Celtic contract rumours, confirms move he wants to make

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The 23-year-old reveals that he is in talks over a new contract at Celtic and dismisses speculation that he wants to leave the club.

Celtic have been handed a boost as midfielder Tom Rogic has rejected rumours that he wants to leave the club, instead revealing to the club's official website that he is in talks over a new contract and is determined to stay at Parkhead.

Reports earlier on Monday suggested that the Australian had rejected an offer of a new contract from Ronny Deila's side and was instead angling for a move to an English club.

However, Deila told reporters at his press conference on Monday that the 23-year-old was in his and the club's plans for the future and that they were not entertaining the idea of cashing on in the player.

Now, Rogic himself has addressed the issue, telling the Celtic website that it was "simply not the case" that he was ever looking to leave the club.

He said: "I know there was a story today suggesting that I want to leave Celtic. This is simply not the case at all. I am really enjoying my time at Celtic and I am proud to be part of such a great football club.

"I want to extend my contract with Celtic. I am speaking to the club just now and hopefully this will be agreed very soon."

Rogic has been dogged by injury problems in his time in Glasgow to date, and picked up a groin problem whilst back in Australia on loan at Central Coast Mariners two years ago which eventually resulted in his missing the entirety of last season.

However, he has become an important player for Deila's side since returning from the long-term lay-off, and has scored seven goals in 29 appearances in all competitions.

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