'Won't be going anywhere' - Celtic hitman makes emphatic statement about future
Leigh Griffiths has categorically stated that he has no intention of making an exit from Parkhead despite being part of Brendan Rodgers’ rotation policy.
The Celtic ace has made 35 appearances in all this term, racking up 13 goals and now that he is on the verge of joining the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Henrik Larsson and John Hartson who have all bagged 100 goals for the club, he has no interest in leaving.
As it currently stands, Rodgers prefers to play one up front which means Griffiths is having to share the striking role with Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard, leaving two disappointed.
Griffiths was a substitute on Tuesday and came onto the field of play to score his side’s winner at Firhill against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premier League after their opponents had taken the lead.
The 13 goal hitman has been linked with a move away from the Hoops with Swansea, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Kansas City of the MLS all thought to be interested in the striker.
However, not to be perturbed by his manager’s tendency to chop and change his strike force, the 27-year-old Scot is keen to do his bit for the team when he is called upon.
“You can’t take the huff if you’re not playing. You just need to bide your time.
“I don’t want to leave here. It’s a massive club and I love playing for this club.
“I am focusing on trying to hit that 100 goal mark and won’t be going anywhere.”
With rumours rife that Dembele could be his way out of Celtic Park, Griffiths might be in line for more action.
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