Hibernian boss Neil Lennon has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is worth a whooping £10 million.
The Hibs boss made the claim following his side’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Scottish champions away from home at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon where the striker scored the only goal of the match in the 27th minute.
The 27-year-old has been on the books of Celtic since January 2014 when he joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers in England when Lennon was in charge of the Hoops.
According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic had to pay England championship side Wolves a transfer fee of £800,000 in order to secure the signing of the former Livingston and Dundee striker.
Lennon told The Scottish Sun:
“The difference between the teams is the £10m striker. Griffiths is tops, he makes the difference and I know that’s what it takes in games like this.”
Griffiths is one of the best strikers in Scotland and the Scottish international is key figure in the current Brendan Rodger’s team.
He is a proven lethal goalscorer, and Bhoys fans should be pleased to have someone like the Griffiths in their ranks. His record and consistency for the Scottish giants in recent years, it is hard to argue against Lennon’s claim that he is now worth £10m.