Celtic remain in contract talks with Australian midfielder Tom Rogic as he closes in on entering the final year of his contract, according to reports.
According to The Daily Mail, the tabloid claim on their website that Celtic are keen to seal deal for the 25-year-old playmaker, despite reports coming from Australia which have stated Rogic has turned down a contract offer and looking for an exit in the summer.
The 26-year-old has 26 goals and 21 assists to his name across 119 appearances for Celtic in all competition, is said to be eyeing up a move south of the border to England, and could well use the World Cup as a stage to display his talents.
With Rogic’s current deal set to expire in the summer of 2019, the 31-cap Australian international looks set to be available for a bargain price in the summer if the Glasgow giants cannot agree terms on a new deal, with the Aussie able to sign on a pre-contract agreement in January, which might see the player face the exit door at the Parkhead.
The attacking midfielder, who World Game report is valued at £3.4million, is a fans’ favourite but has struggled with injuries this season.
He has been one of Celtic’s most influential players at times during his career in Glasgow, and losing a player of his calibre would be a major blow. This comes as no surprise that the club are working hard to try and sign him up, but with reported interest from English clubs, it could be difficult. What will be the most damning blow to the Hoops is that they may well have to accept a cut-price for his services as a result of his contract situation, instead of getting the money which he is worth. Still, they have time to negotiate, and will know by the summer where he stands, so there will still be some hope of securing his future at Celtic Park.