Poll: Should Celtic activate a one year extension on Leigh Griffiths’ contract at a cost of £1m? Vote Now…

Should Celtic activate the one year extension to Leigh Griffiths’ contract that will cost the club £1m? The decision, according to a report in Scottish Sun, has to be made by the club by 30 April otherwise the striker will leave the club at the end of this season on a free transfer.

Griffiths has already been linked to a move to Aberdeen to join up with current Celtic captain Scott Brown who has agreed a two-year contract as player/coach at the Pittodrie side. And there’s also the chance that Jack Ross might be interested in bringing Griffiths back to Hibs, the team that Griffiths supports, for a few seasons.

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Whether anyone at Celtic will reckon that spending an additional £1m on a seldom fit striker who has played a but part in this season which was a decade in the making is doubtful. Griffiths returned to pre-season training unfit enough to travel with the squad to France for a series of pre-season friendlies against Nice, Lyon and PSG and never git himself fully fit throughout the campaign – certainly not enough to make an impact.

Frustratingly Griffiths had scored a hat-trick in what turned out to be the final game of last season – the 5-0 home win over St Mirren on 7 Match 2020 – as his partnership with Odsonne Edouard was driving Celtic towards 9IAR.

However when it came to Griffiths’ contribution towards Celtic’s Ten-in-a-Row the striker clearly has let himself, the club and the supporters down. Added to that his on-going injuries that have been a persistent feature over the last number of years and surely the decision has to be taken to call time on Leigh Griffiths’ Celtic career at the end of this season.

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Presumably Eddie Howe – if we are setting aside last night’s ‘calm down’ message – will have a say in this, and he may even talk the matter over with his close friend Brendan Rodgers.

We thought it would be worthwhile running a Poll on this matter, asking and we’ll send the results on the the club, so vote below and it’s just ONE vote each…

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