Brendan Rodgers thinks Stuart Armstrong wants to be at Celtic

Brendan Rodgers Celtic Manager looks on during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Third Round, First Leg match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 26, 2017 in...

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has been linked with moves away from Celtic Park in the summer transfer window.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told The Express that Stuart Armstrong wants to remain at the club.

The former Dundee United midfielder has been on the books of Celtic since February 2015 and has a contract with the Hoops until the end of the 2017-18 campaign, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Armstrong has been linked with moves away from Celtic Park in the summer transfer window, with Premier League clubs Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Everton interested in him, according to The Express.

The 25-year-old midfielder was a key player for Celtic during the 2016-17 campaign, but the Scotland international is not in great form at the moment.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic manager Rodgers wants Armstrong’s future to be resolved, and believes that the Scotsman wants to remain at Celtic Park.

“For his sake I want it resolved,” Rodgers told The Express about Armstrong. “I genuinely think he wants to be here at Celtic.

“It has affected him. So I think for him, because he’s a great lad and I love and enjoy working with him, it’s starting to take its toll on him a wee bit.”

Stuart Armstrong of Celtic takes on Ryan Jack of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Armstrong is a very good midfielder, and his performances last season suggest that he can be brilliant for Celtic in the coming years.

The midfielder’s future, though, does need to be resolved, and it would be best for both parties if a decision is made in the next week or so.

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