After a tumultuous summer transfer window which saw Moussa Dembele leave on deadline-day, while Olivier Ntcham and Dedryck Boyata courted interest from the continent, Celtic fans will be pleased to learn that three of their most important players are set to sign new deals.
New deals for Brown and Forrest, who have been regulars in the starting XI in the last two years, will come as little surprise. Griffiths, however, could raise eyebrows and not just because he already has a deal until 2021.
The former Wolves and Hibernian striker has never really cemented his place as Rodgers’ number one striker since the Northern Irishman took over in 2016. Griffiths has actually made just two starts in Celtic’s four Scottish Premiership games this season, with Odsonne Edouard seemingly establishing himself as the first choice.
But there have been no complaints from the Scotland international - who has scored 100 goals in 190 games for the club - about his lack of regular game time. And many fans are more than happy to keep him.
Is Griffiths not contracted until 2020? Should he not get a run of games together before we commit to this, granted i'm not a big fan of griffiths but he's always injured.— Olivier Rébily (@ORebily) September 13, 2018
100 + goals for the club and not a big fan?? He’s shown more loyalty than most— mik holmes (@mikholmes1972) September 13, 2018
Grt news xx huge fan of the griff xx Hail Hail— Sharon O'Neill (@shammieoneill) September 13, 2018
He's at the best club in Scotland, unless he goes to another country his talent will be wasted at a lesser club.— Scott (@Mooresy67) September 13, 2018
happy 3 will extending their contracts Forrest and brown have been very consistent since Brendan Rodgers came and Leigh Griffiths clearly loves Celtic and seems very content with his situation even though he doesn't play from the start Celtic need a big squad @ClydeSSB— R Stevenson Sport (@ReeganStevenson) September 13, 2018
100 goals for Celtic brilliant wee Griffiths keep it going and before you know it your a legend aswell keep up the goals weeman..hail hail⭐☘— LITTLE IRELAND...GARNGAD.67 (@JohnMcg77721360) September 13, 2018
Desire attitude and talent hail hail— yo ho ho (@alexsharp014) September 13, 2018