Assistant confirms contract offer for Celtic, Rangers and Nottingham Forest target Craig Sibbald

Falkirk's Craig Sibbald celebrates  victory

The Falkirk midfielder is a wanted man and out of contract in the summer.

Falkirk assistant manager James McDonaugh has confirmed the club have offered their talented attacker Craig Sibbald a new contract – but admits he may not stick around.

Deadline News quotes the Falkirk assistant as making these statements on the player – who was linked with Celtic, Rangers and Nottingham Forest by the Daily Record recently – as the Bairns try their best to keep hold of the player this month:

“The club have offered Craig a contract.

“It’s one of those ones where we want him to stay but you have to appreciate what he has given the club and what he wants for his own future.”

Falkirk's Craig Sibbald celebrates  victoryFalkirk's Craig Sibbald celebrates victory

But he also conceded that Sibbald may be on his way out of the club:

“He’ll be desperate to prove himself at another level, although he is a Falkirk boy and we’d be delighted if he plays here next season.

“It’s for Craig to decide but he’s contracted here and if he does move then we’ll get a decent amount of money for the time and effort that’s gone into his development.”

The 21-year-old is out of contract in the summer and that has attracted the interest of several clubs.

The Record’s report claimed that Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers were keen on the player, along with Aberdeen, Hearts and Nottingham Forest – who have recently scouted the player

Hibernian's Scott Allan (L) in action with Falkirk's Craig SibbaldHibernian's Scott Allan (L) in action with Falkirk's Craig Sibbald

The report claimed that he could sign a pre-contract agreement with a side and join in the summer for a compensation fee of just £180,000.

Celtic and Rangers would of course be a huge draw for the attacker, who made his debut at Falkirk aged just 16 – whilst the interest from England will also be attractive.

It will be interesting to see where Sibbald decides to end up.

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