Leigh Griffiths will be given the chance to impress the new Celtic manager before a decision is made as to whether he will remain at the club. He will not be leaving the club on a free transfer with Aberdeen and Hibs touted as possible destinations for the striker. According to the print edition of The Daily Mail today, Celtic will let the 30-year-old prove himself to the incoming boss before anything is decided regarding his future – suggesting that the striker may feature heavily in the games before the end of the season.
Griffiths came off the bench to equalise versus Aberdeen with a finish typical of the poacher. However, John Kennedy told the media conference earlier today that the club and the player still needed to speak about his future.
📝Leigh Griffiths will hold talks with Celtic to decide if the striker will be offered a new deal, according to interim boss John Kennedy. Would you like to see him stay at Parkhead, Celtic fans? pic.twitter.com/m5t24twbWy
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) April 30, 2021
The player needs to make sure that he is fit and firing in the next three games. A goal (or two) at Ibrox on Sunday would certainly help his case.
Griffiths has scored five goals this season in eighteen appearances. The striker’s scoring record of 123 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.