Celtic given hope in bid to sign up midfield goal machine
By Amir Mir
Celtic have been given hope in their bid to tie Stuart Armstrong down to a contract beyond next summer.
Armstrong revealed on Thursday that he is “still looking” at the possibility of signing a new deal with the newly crowned Scottish champions.
The 25-year-old has been a key figure for Brendan Rodgers side this season, producing performances which earned him a maiden call-up to the Scotland squad.
Armstrong has a contract at Parkhead which runs until 2018 and after being named the Scottish Premiership player of the month for March, he updated fans on renewing his current deal.
“Still looking at it,” said Armstrong as posted by the club’s official Twitter account. “I’m very happy here and I am playing the best football I have ever played.”
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???? SA on contract talks: "Still looking at it. I'm very happy here and playing the best football I've ever played."
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 6, 2017
Midfielder Armstrong has played 39 games in all competitions for the newly crowned Scottish Premiership champions, scoring 13 goals and supplying seven assists.
Furthermore, he has scored an impressive 12 goals from the middle of the park in the SPL which has played a big part in his team remaining unbeaten throughout the season.
Armstrong made his debut for his home country during a World Cup qualifier against Slovenia in March where he provided a late assist for substitute Chris Martin who scored the winner.
Football Insider verdict:
There is no doubt that Celtic should offer Armstrong a new deal because he has been the most improved player for them this season. Under Brendan Rodgers, the midfielder has excelled and produced the goods for the Scottish Premiership champions. Furthermore, he has added valuable goals to the team from the middle of the park which compliments players like Scott Brown who provide the solidity and calmness. Not only that, Armstrong is only, 25, and he still has a lot more to give which would only benefit the club. Rodgers is still in the process of building his young squad who would want to now prove themselves on the European stage.
In other Celtic transfer news, proven performer has made an emphatic decision after reported talks with the Bhoys and Rangers.