Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has recently spoken on the future of Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.
Joseph recently appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Only As Good As Your Last Game podcast and talked about multiple issues involving the Hoops. One player that he spoke about was Griffiths and his future at Parkhead.
The Scotsman’s brother recently hinted that the striker will become a free agent as Celtic haven’t triggered their option to extend his deal for another season. It was previously stated that the forward could leave the club for free this summer.
Do you want Griffiths to depart?
Joseph stated that clubs like Aberdeen and Hibernian are interested in Griffiths and that new manager Ange Postecoglou will assess the striker’s situation.
He said: “I know there’s been speculation and rumours about his future. I think Celtic are hoping to get that sorted as soon as possible. Nothing will be sorted until Postecoglou is confirmed, so he’ll assess Leigh Griffiths’ situation and decide whether he wants to keep him or not.
“That’ll be up to them. I know there’s clubs interested – Aberdeen and Hibs in particular are looking at him. It’s a possible avenue there to stay in Scottish football if he does leave Celtic.”
TIF Thoughts on Griffiths…
So Celtic clearly have a dearth of striker options and losing Griffiths could reduce those options further. The 30-year-old had fitness issues in the 2020/21 season but he did get himself on the scoresheet despite his problems.
So if Celtic can get Griffiths fit, he could still get some goals for the team. Because of that, it might be worth keeping him.