Brendan Rodgers speaks on out of contract Charlie Mulgrew, worried he may not re-sign

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring their third goal

Charlie Mulgrew is out of contract and could exit Celtic.

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring their third goalCeltic's Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring their third goal

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Charlie Mulgrew is no closer to signing a new contract at the club and could move on.

Mulgrew is out of contract at the end of this month and new manager Rodgers' update was that there has been no progress with regard to a new deal.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

Speaking to The Telegraph, Rodgers said: "He is a player I have spoken to, a player we would like to keep, of course, but that depends on how contract talks go. There is no update on it.

“We had a real good conversation. I always liked Charlie, watching him from afar. He has good balance and looked a good professional and a Celtic fan from what I hear, so the club means a lot to him.

“I think everyone respects that he is at a stage of his career where it could well be his last contract. I always respect that with older players at 29 or 30 years of age. This is arguably the most important contract of their life, so they have to take their time to assess that and look at that.”

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

Mulgrew, 30, has been at Celtic since 2010, making more than 130 appearances for the club. Over the past two seasons he has struggled with injuries, which has seen his playing time reduce, and Celtic have learned to adjust without him.

He made only 13 league appearances this past season, 20 in all competitions, scoring two goals.

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for CelticKieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for Celtic

Young prospect Kieran Tierney's emergence at left-back means it will be difficult to establish himself in the side, and as a free agent he will have a chance to find a club where he may be able to play more regularly.

If he does depart, he will leave Celtic as a four time Scottish Premiership winner, with two Scottish Cup medals, and one Scottish League Cup, winning player of the year awards in 2011/12. 

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