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15th Apr, 2018 | 8:48pm

Demand over deal for 25-year-old to increase further as he shines in Celtic thrashing v Rangers


Tom Rogic once more proved to be a vitally important player for Celtic against Rangers, scoring the opening goal in the Bhoys’ 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final triumph at Hampden – and it will only drive up the demand to see him pen a new deal.

His strike was the 25-year-old midfielder’s third goal of the season against the Bhoys’ bitter rivals, and it took his total of goals for the season to to six.

With Rogic once more proving to be a big game player for the Hoops, the demand from the fans for Brendan Rodgers and the board at Parkhead to agree a new contract with the Australian will set to get even louder.

Rogic’s contract with the Hoops runs out at the end of next season, and the Bhoys will need to act quick to get a deal done before they are forced to sell him, as they simply cannot be allowed him to leave on a free transfer.

There could be difficulties in agreeing a new deal though, as Australian football website The World Game reported in February that the player had turned down a new deal with the Hoops, although this was denied by Rodgers, as reported by Fox Sports Australia.

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Rogic has proved himself to be a special player for the Hoops on numerous occasions, not only this season, as his winner in last year’s Scottish Cup Final showed.

He has a level of skill that very few can match in Scottish football, and Hoops fans will be hoping that the skills will be displayed in Scotland for a few more years yet.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton delivered his verdict on the Hoops victory

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