Celtic fans will get an answer over a major part of the rebuild this summer this weekend as deadline approaches

Most of the squad have performed below the expected level this season, so there will be a temptation to simply blow it all up and overhaul the entire squad.

Scott Brown joining Aberdeen is a big deal because an incredible amount of experience and leadership will be lost, and it will be similar if Leigh Griffiths is allowed to leave as well.

He’s struggled for fitness and goals this year so it may be tempting to let him go, but Klimala has already gone and Eddy and Ajeti could also follow him, so it might make sense to keep Griffiths around.

The Sun have reported that there is an option to trigger a one year extension that’s worth around £1m to the striker, but that decision needs to be taken soon as the deadline is at the end of April.

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There’s an in-between option where Celtic could try to renegotiate a new contract with him on reduced terms, but it’s also reported that there is interest from Hibs so it could also depend on his desire to be a regular starter somewhere.

Ultimately his contributions on the pitch have declined and that trend is likely to continue as he goes into his 30s, so the smart option here will probably be to let him go and have as much of a clean break as possible under the new manager.

Hopefully the appointment of the new manager is close enough that they can have some input into this, but it looks like we should have some kind of answer by the weekend.


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