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David Provan has criticised Celtic-owned striker Leigh Griffiths in The Scottish Sun.

The Celtic legend is not pleased with Griffiths’s comments about former Hoops manager Neil Lennon.

The pundit has also claimed that the Scotland international striker will never play for Celtic again.

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Earlier this week, Griffiths hit back at former Celtic manager Lennon for criticising his fitness, as quoted in The Glasgow Evening Times.

The 31-year-old striker rejoined Dundee on a season-long loan deal from Celtic on summer transfer deadline day.

This despite the Scotsman signing a contract extension at Celtic in July until the summer of 2022, as reported by BBC Sport.

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Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: “Leigh Griffiths reckons Neil Lennon keeps bad-mouthing him to remain relevant. Griff should worry more about his own relevance. The striker’s move to Dundee looks like the last act in the Griffiths soap opera.

“If the striker wouldn’t get himself fit for Celtic, what chance of him going the extra yard at Dens Park? He should ask himself why Ange Postecoglou has bombed him when Celtic are still a striker short.

“Delusional talk of an eventual Hoops return can be disregarded. Sadly, at just 31, the best finisher in the country is already in the elephants’ graveyard.”

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Not playing for Celtic again?

Given that Griffiths is out of contract at Celtic next summer, it does appear unlikely that he will play for the Hoops again.

Now, of course, you could argue that if the 31-year-old starts to do well during his loan spell at Dundee, then Celtic could consider giving him a new deal.

However, Griffiths will be 32 next summer, and the Glasgow giants will surely want to move on and not bring back a player in his early 30s.

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