'I'd love to have him here' – Rodgers in talks with forward, set to make stunning Celtic offer

Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club is in talks with Leigh Griffiths and has said that he wants to make the striker a Celt for life.

Griffiths has revealed that he’s in talks with the club over a new deal, despite his current contract not set to run out until 2021.

And after he has set his sights on a Celtic testimonial, Rodgers has revealed that he is as keen to keep the striker at Parkhead.

Talking in the Daily Record, Rodgers said: “I’d love to have him here and tie him down. Talks are ongoing with his representatives and he’s a player we want to keep.”

Football Insider verdict:

This is high praise for Griffiths. With his current deal already keeping him at Celtic for another three years, an extension could see him finish his career at the club he loves. It would be a stunning offer for a player who has proved himself at Celtic. Injuries have meant this season hasn’t been his best, but he’s still chipped in with nine goals in 22 appearances. 98 goals in 180 appearances for the Hoops tells the true story about the striker who’s been with Celtic for three years and wants to spend the rest of his career here. 

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