Leigh Griffiths suggests he’ll sign new Celtic contract soon

Scott Brown of Celtic and Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrate winning the league during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in...

Leigh Griffiths suggests that he will commit his long-term future to Celtic.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Scott Brown testimonial match between Celtic and Republic of Ireland XI at Celtic Park on May 20, 2018 in...

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told The Scottish Sun that he will sign a new contract with the Hoops soon.

Griffiths has been on the books of the Glasgow giants since January 2014 when he joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers in England for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £1 million.

The Scotland international striker has established himself as an important player for the Glasgow giants, and the 27-year-old has stated that he will put pen to paper on a new deal this summer.

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The former Dundee striker is out of contract at Celtic in the summer of 2021, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Griffiths told The Scottish Sun: “We are still speaking behind the scenes. We are not far away now and hopefully it will get done.

“When I speak to the manager, he always says I am a big part of his plans. As long as he is at Celtic, he wants me here and that’s good enough for me.”

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown on December 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Good decision?

Griffiths has to fight for his place in the Celtic starting lineup, but there is no doubt that he will rise up to the challenge.

Competition for places in Brendan Rodgers’s side is fierce, but the 27-year-old has shown time and time again that it would be foolish to write him off.

The 27-year-old committing his long-term future to Celtic would certainly be great news for the fans.

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