Celtic coach comments on contract talks with Charlie Mulgrew

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring their third goal

Celtic are in negotiation with Charlie Mulgrew over a new contract, says John Kennedy.

Charlie Mulgrew scores the second goal for Celtic

Celtic first-team coach John Kennedy has revealed to The Glasgow Evening Times that negotiations over a new contract with Charlie Mulgrew are going on.

Mulgrew, who is a very versatile footballer, has been on the books of Celtic since 2010 and has a contract with the Scottish Premiership giants until the end of the month, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

“His representatives and the club are in negotiations and I think that’s where we’re at,” Kennedy told The Glasgow Evening Times regarding Mulgrew and his absence at training on Monday. “Charlie wasn’t here today as he’s not under contract.”

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring their third goal

Mulgrew is 30 years of age, and can play as a centre-back, left-back and central midfielder.

While the defender’s future is up in the air, the positive is that negotiations between his camp and Celtic are going on.

This shows that the Bhoys do want to retain the services of the Scotland international for the 2016-17 campaign.

Germany's Mario Gotze in action with Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers man is a good player and has a lot of experience.

Celtic have a new manager in charge now, Brendan Rodgers, who should be looking to make the most of Mulgrew’s experience in Scottish football.

The Bhoys will be favourites to win the Scottish Premiership title next season. The Glasgow giants will also be aiming to qualify for the group stage of the 2016-17 Champions League campaign.

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew in action with Rangers' Kenny Miller

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