Former Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is currently talking to a new club, with a view to ending his search for regular football. Griffiths, 31, had been training with former club Livingston but David Martindale had said that he would not be able to offer the ex-Celtic and Wolves striker a deal.
Now, Martindale has updated to say that Griffiths is speaking to a club as he aims to get himself back on the pitch. As reported by The Glasgow Times, Martindale praised the former Celtic hitman as he said that he was in good shape and had been a pleasure to work with.
“Leigh has not been in, I think he is talking to a club, I don’t know where but it’s not my place to say anyway. I had him in last week, he was in doing extra shifts, me, him and Brucey.
“I know this about Leigh Griffiths, he is a fantastic boy in and around the club. I can’t comment on Leigh’s history, I can just comment on when he was here.
“He looked in good shape, had lost a lot of weight from the time I saw him in the Dundee game. His body fats were really low in comparison to that.
“And even that wee hour we spent together, Brucey was able to pick up on a few points.
“As much as we gave Leigh somewhere to come and keep fit, I need to thank Leigh as well because he was genuinely very positive around the place and he was a pleasure to coach.”
It has been a whirlwind year for Griffiths as three clubs decided against keeping the striker on their books. The player started the year off at Celtic, where he was surprisingly given a one-year deal before off-field antics resulted in a loan to Dundee. The former Scotland Internationalist had been released by Celtic in January before sealing a deal until the end of the season with The Bairns. Unfortunately, he could not find the form to be rewarded with a contract.
Griffiths scored 123 goals for Celtic in 261 appearances but off-field issues plagued the striker’s time in Glasgow. Although, he will depart with a place in Celtic’s all-time scoring charts as well as an excellent haul of winners and medals.