Bad news for Celtic as midfielder refuses to commit future to the Hoops

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic failed to be drawn on a new deal in an interview with beIN Sports Australia but admitted he ‘wouldn’t change anything’ about his five years the club.

The 25-year-old reportedly turned down an extension with the Hoops in February, but more talks were expected to take place at the end of the season. If they can’t agree a deal with Rogic, Celtic may be forced to cash in on the Australian international as he’ll be out of contract next year.

It’s been suggested that Rogic could use this summer’s World Cup in Russia to put himself in the shop window, but he’s been tight-lipped about his Parkhead future. Signed from Melbourne in 2013 and has gone on to make 127 appearances in all competitions for Celtic.

The 31-cap star has endured an injury-hit season with the Hoops this season, making just 17 Premiership appearances, having spent two months out with a knee problem. He returned in February to feature in six of Celtic’s last seven league games and says he’s cherished his time in Scotland.

Rogic said:

“Celtic is enormous. There is obviously a large history and anytime there is a match or anytime you pull on that jersey, you have a responsibility. There is a certain amount of pressure that comes with representing the club, but all players want to play at the highest level and for the biggest clubs.

 “That’s what comes with it, so it’s pretty cool to represent the club. It’s an atmosphere that is right up there with the very best in the world. The players that have played here and the top players who have come to Celtic Park from around the world have only spoken incredibly high of it.

 “It’s an amazing place to play and you certainly feel the support when you are out there. It seems like a long time ago since I signed and it seems like I’ve been here forever, but I wouldn’t change anything.

 “I’ve had ups and downs as everyone has in football, but I can look back on the last five years and be proud of my achievements and fortunate to have been at this club for that period of time. In recent times, last season was pretty special on the whole.”

The 25-year-old has won two Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups. He was part of the side that won the domestic treble under Brendan Rodgers last season and could be set to repeat the feat this campaign.

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