Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has not done enough this season to warrant a new contract, according to Frank McAvennie.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Parkhead legend said that while the 30-year-old is a “wonderful talent” he would wait until the summer to make a decision on his future.
Griffiths has entered the final 18 months of his contract in Glasgow, having last renewed terms in September 2018.
In a recent interview quoted by the Daily Record, the Scotland international revealed his intentions to stay at Celtic Park long-term.
His 11 appearances in all competitions this season have yielded five goals and one assist.
When asked by Football Insider if the centre-forward should be handed a new deal by the club, McAvennie said: “I like Griffiths, I really do but he still has a bit too prove.
“He has got to start playing regularly before you give him a new contract.
“In this day and age, with the pandemic, 18 months is not bad. Even after this season he has still got 12 months. I would wait until the summer to make a decision, see how he does for the rest of the season.
“I do not think Celtic will even be thinking about his contract right now. That situation is not the priority, he has not played enough games to merit a new deal.
“When he is fit, he is a wonderful talent and one of the first names on the team sheet but he has not played enough.”