Neil Lennon comments on James Forrest’s Celtic future

Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic poses with the Scottish Cup at the final whistle during the Scottish Cup Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on May 25, 2019...

Leicester City reportedly want James Forrest of Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers, the Leicester City manager looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea FC at The King Power Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Leicester, United...

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has told The Scottish Sun that James Forrest wants to extend his current contract at the Hoops.

Forrest has been on the books of Celtic his entire professional club football career so far and is a key figure in the team.

The 28-year-old winger has won the Scottish Premiership title eight times with Celtic, the Scottish Cup on five times and the Scottish League Cup on four occasions with the Hoops.

 

Celtic boss Lennon has suggested that the Scotland international wants to extend his contract, with his current deal running until 2022.

Lennon told The Scottish Sun: “He wants to extend his contract, which is great. Rather than talking about people leaving the club we’ve got one there who wants to stay. So that’s one we will look at.

“I think he’s still got two years left on his deal but we’ve already talked about an extension. He’s a top, top player. He’s been brilliant and at 28 he’s at his peak.”

Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic celebrates winning the Scottish Cup at the final whistle during the Scottish Cup Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on May 25,...

Blow for Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City

Lennon’s aforementioned comments will come as a blow to Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

According to The Times, Leicester want to sign the Scotland international in the summer transfer window, with the winger valued at £10 million.

Rodgers worked with the 28-year-old during his time at Celtic and reportedly wants the winger at the King Power Stadium next season.

James Forrest of Celtic looks on before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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