Chris Sutton reacts on Twitter after Celtic agree terms with goal machine
By Harry Sykes
Chris Sutton has hailed Stuart Armstrong’s new Celtic deal as “good news” for both parties but warned the player to up his game.
The Scottish treble winners announced on their official website and Twitter account on Friday morning that the midfield goal machine has ended his contract impasse with the club and committed to a new deal.
However, the contract has been extended by just 12 months and runs until the summer of 2019.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 18, 2017
Sutton welcomed the deal on his personal Twitter account and hoped it will reignite the career of Armstrong, who has struggled to rediscover his impressive 2016-17 form in the new campaign.
.@btsportfootball Good news for Celtic and Armstrong… Let's hope he rediscovers his form of last season????⚽️
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 18, 2017
Attacking midfielder Armstrong scored 17 goals last season and was an instrumental figure in Celtic’s stunning treble success.
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Football Insider verdict
Celtic have accepted that Armstrong is too good to lose although the length of the deal smacks of a compromise with a view to a transfer in 12 months. Now it is time for the playmaker who created and scored for fun last season to up his game. He has been replaced by an imposter who has sleptwalked through the start of Celtic’s treble defence and Champions League campaign. But, now that contractual issues have been settled, Rodgers can sleep easily and look forward to welcoming back his matchwinner. Celtic need a top performer who can deliver the goods week in, week out, and that is more important than securing a touted £6million fee.
In other Celtic transfer news, an offer has been tabled for a striker who ripped up the 2016-17 season.