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Leigh Griffiths Reveals He’s Close to Signing New, Longer Celtic Deal

Leigh Griffiths Reveals He’s Close to Signing New, Longer Celtic Deal

Leigh Griffiths has revealed he’s close to signing a new, longer deal at Celtic.

The Hoops hitman joined up with the Scotland squad this morning ahead of their friendly with Belgium and Nations League clash with Albania over the next week.

He would have turned up in a good mood too after helping his club beat rivals Rangers 1-0 yesterday.

Griffiths didn’t start the game, with Brendan Rodgers deciding to go for Odsonne Edouard up front for the visit of Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side.

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But the Scotland international climbed off the bench in the second half to play his part in getting the win and looked delighted at the full-time whistle as Celtic Park celebrated the victory.

Griffiths will now be focusing on playing for Scotland, but yesterday’s game came up in his media duties today and the striker revealed that he’s looking forward to a lot more success at Celtic – starting off with a new, longer deal at the club.

Of his contract talks with Celtic, per bbc.co.uk, Griffiths said: “It’s still ongoing. It’s almost completed now and hopefully in the next couple of weeks, it’ll be done and dusted. Hopefully, it’s a nice, long contract.

“Why would you want to leave a club like Celtic? You’re playing week in, week out playing in front of 60,000 fans every week. You’re winning trophies every season. There’s not many players that can say they’ve played for Celtic.

“I’m in an elite number of players that have scored 100 goals and I want to extend that, I want to try and get to the 200 now so if the contract gets over the line, that’ll be my next target.”

Griffiths should start up front against Belgium on Friday night and is likely to get the nod again when Albania visit Hampden next week.

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