Griffiths hopes to earn new deal and finish career with Celtic

LEIGH GRIFFITHS has revealed that he is eyeing an extension to his current Celtic deal, that would see him retire with the Scottish Champions. The 29-year-old arrived from Wolves in 2014 and has scored 115 goals in 231 appearances and hopes to continue scoring goals for Celtic.

Speaking to the brilliant Si Ferry on Open Goal, the striker spoke about his plans for after football as well as the rest of his playing career.

“Can I myself finishing my career at Celtic? Yeah.

“If I can do well in the next year, I will try to get myself another two-year deal.

“That will take me to 34. Then we will see where we go after that.”

Whilst Griffiths knows that he will have to call time on his career eventually, he has a plan that involves him entering the other side of the game – coaching.

“I want to do my coaching badges too. I can’t see myself as a manager but I could be a strikers’ coach.”

Griffiths also reiterated his desire to win the league on the pitch but admit that chances of doing this were becoming increasingly slim.

“We don’t want the season to finish. We were winning games comfortably and playing well.

“Then this happened and it’s weird. You think ‘It won’t be too long’ but we haven’t touched a ball for over a month.

“We are in the dark so I am just trying to keep myself as fit as possible.”

Griffiths scored a hat-trick in Celtic’s last game before Coronavirus paused all football. It was brilliant to see Griffiths back to his best after struggling with injuries and personal issues.

Under Neil Lennon, Griffiths has revitalised his career and become a mainstay in the Celtic first team once again.

The full interview is available below.

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