Charlie Mulgrew shares details of Rodgers phone call, claims fantastic talks over future

Charlie Mulgrew scores the second goal for Celtic

Charlie Mulgrew has spoken to Brendan Rodgers about his Celtic future.

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Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has told The Scottish Sun that he has had a good chat with new manager Brendan Rodgers about his future at the club.

Mulgrew, 30, started his career at Celtic before spells with Wolves, Southend United and Aberdeen, which ultimately led to his return to Celtic Park in 2010.

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A versatile player who has featured at left back, centre back and in holding midfield for Celtic, Mulgrew has been a reliable player for Celtic, racking up more than 200 appearances for the Bhoys.

Mulgrew - who has had some injury problems at Celtic - is now out of contract this summer, and time is running out for the Bhoys to get a new deal done before he becomes a free agent.

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Talks weren't forthcoming under previous boss Ronny Deila, but with new manager Brendan Rodgers now in charge, things could be about to change for the Scotland international.

Mulgrew had told The Scottish Sun that he had a phone call with Rodgers, where the Northern Irishman said he wanted to keep Mulgrew at Celtic Park.

The utility man added that he had a 'fantastic' conversation with Rodgers on Wednesday afternoon, and whilst no deal has been agreed, things are looking good for Mulgrew in his pursuit of a new deal at Celtic.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy

"It was brilliant to take a call from the new gaffer," said Mulgrew. "I’ve always said I’m happy at Celtic, that I love playing for the club, and that I wanted to get things sorted out. That hasn’t changed, so it’s great to have Brendan Rodgers tell me directly he wants to keep me."

"He texted me late on Tuesday night, and then we had a conversation on Wednesday afternoon which was fantastic. Nothing has been agreed, we still need to sit around the table and agree a contract. But we had a good chat, and hopefully we can now get things sorted out," he added.

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