Ange Postecoglou has admitted that he doesn’t see a future at Celtic for striker Leigh Griffiths. The 31-year-old joined Dundee on a season-long loan but reports appeared to indicate that Dens Park boss James McPake was considering sending Griffiths back to his parent club.
Speaking at today’s media conference, Postecoglou was asked about the future of Griffiths and he said that whilst the conversations haven’t included him, he doesn’t see him coming back to Celtic.
“That dialogue hasn’t included me.
“Leigh’s situation is that he will probably be looking at opportunities elsewhere and that’s kind of where I see it as well.”
Griffiths has scored twice in thirteen appearances for Dundee, including a stunning freekick against Aberdeen, but arriving with the talk of restarting his career appears to have cooled with Dundee attempting to send him back to Glasgow’s East End. Celtic do not want the player back, which may facilitate a release clause being activated, allowing someone to sign the player without the burden of his wages.
The player, who scored 123 goals for Celtic, looks to have played his last game for Celtic with the manager clearly unimpressed with Griffiths’ antics last summer after he was given a new deal – despite reservations from supporters. For a player of his talent, it is quite an underwhelming end to his time at Celtic but it is certainly on-brand for the player.