Journalist John McGarry has recently talked about Leigh Griffiths’ future at Celtic.
McGarry appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Celtic Huddle podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was the future of Griffiths and the striker’s future at the club. McGarry made it clear that the Scotsman’s situation is ‘unacceptable’ and he might still have fitness issues.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon recently criticised Griffiths and his fitness, saying that he isn’t sure if the striker is fit enough to play the full 90 minutes of a game. He believes that Griffiths is fit enough to only play a chunk of games, but he can still push himself more in training and he can still get even fitter (as per GlasgowTimes).
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McGarry had some criticism for the striker and also cast doubt about his long-term future at Celtic Park.
He said: “He wasn’t able to start a domestic game until December the 23rd against Ross County. That’s just unacceptable for a professional athlete. We keep hearing the talk for him about wanting to get a run of games – by the time he was up to speed, the league was long gone. He’s not up to speed as it stands, anyway.
“So his contribution this season has been entirely unacceptable. The problem for him is that three or four years ago when this cycle was still underway, he was 26, 27. He’s now 30 and the lifestyle catches up with you. The injuries come, the half a yard goes. It’s hard to escape the notion that when a new manager comes in – and it is a matter of when – I’ll be very surprised if Leigh Griffiths is part of the plans.”
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While he has contributed to eight goals in all competitions this season, there have been times when he hasn’t been in the team. He is now 30 and isn’t getting any younger. So if fitness issues continue to crop up, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Celtic part ways with the Scotsman soon.