Kennedy confirms Celtic’s break option in Leigh Griffiths’ contract

Celtic interim boss John Kennedy has confirmed that Leigh Griffiths could leave the club at the end of the season as there is a break-clause in the 30-year-old’s contract meaning he could be forced to find a new club in the summer. The striker has had a torrid season with very public fitness issues plaguing his participation as the club have struggled for goals and consistency.

Kennedy told the media conference that the club and player need open discussions before an additional year is decided. However, Kennedy insisted that it will remain in private.

“The situation, it’s like a lot of players’ contracts, the last year can sometimes be an optional year.

“Some players might sign a three-year contract with an optional year at the end of it and that’s where Leigh’s at with his.

“There’s an option to end it this year, but that’s one of those decisions that will have to be made between Leigh and the club.

“It will remain private until it’s decided but that’s something we just have to think about moving forward.”

Griffiths has scored five goals this season in eighteen appearances. The striker’s scoring record of 122 goals in 257 appearances represents an incredible return for the £800k paid to Wolves in 2014. The club need to make a decision on whether to retain Griffiths for another season or to allow him to leave for free.

In a recent poll on the issue, 49% of The Celtic Star readers believe that the club should retain Griffiths but 46% believe it is time to part ways with 6% undecided.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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  1. Not good enough fans keeper in the dark about the new manager and rebuild and the club still ask for season ticket money a joke told nothing apart from reading it in the paper or on the radio a laffing stock of world football.We handed the title to Rangers in October we needed change then and it could have been 10 but Celtic did nothing.