Report: Celtic to offer coveted striker Leigh Griffiths a new contract

Celtic are keen to tie Leigh Griffiths down to a new deal, reports claim.

According to a report in the Scottish Sun, Celtic are intent on tying down striker Leigh Griffiths to a new contract following reports of interest in his services.

The 25-year-old joined the Hoops on a four-year deal from Wolves in January 2014, immediately making an impact at the club by scoring seven league goals in 13 appearances.

His record has improved further this season, where he has 19 goals in 26 games in all competitions.

His startling form has attracted interest south of border, with Premier League duo Swansea City and Crystal Palace keeping tabs on his progress ahead of January, as per the report in the Scottish Sun.

But his future looks like being at Celtic Park, with the club plotting a new contract, the report reading: “Celtic look set to offer Leigh Griffiths the bumper new deal he wants.

Celtic have been busy extending contracts of a number of key players, including Craig Gordon, Kris Commons and Nir Britton, with Stefan Johansen also in line for a new deal.

But Griffiths is arguably the most important at present, with the Scotland international in such scintillating goal scoring form ahead of the January transfer window.

With Swansea City short on goal scoring options and facing a battle against relegation, the Welsh outfit could be prepared to spend big and gamble somewhat in January.

Griffiths would represent a decent option for them, therefore Celtic showing their intentions now should send the talnted striker a clear message of his importance to the Glasgow outfit.

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