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24th Dec, 2016 | 12:09pm

Manager shares view on future of Celtic 24-year-old amid reported PL interest

By Will Butcher

Australia manager Ante Postecoglu has advised Celtic ace Tom Rogic to remain at the club despite interest from down south.

The Scottish Sun claim that Premier League clubs are eyeing a move for the 25-year-old star, as he continues to excel under manager Brendan Rodgers in the number 10 role.

However, Socceroos manager Postecoglu believes Rogic must stay put at Celtic Park, even though clubs from England’s top flight could look at signing the attacking midfielder.

“I think the key for Tommy is that he just keeps progressing,” Postecoglu told the Scottish Sun.

“He’s happy at Celtic. Celtic are a big club, they play in the Champions League this year, they’re doing really well in their domestic league, so they’re likely to play Champions League next year as well.

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“So if he continues progressing, we’re in no real hurry for him.”

Celtic’s number 18 has scored 10 goals in just 27 league and cup appearances from midfield this season, as well as accruing five assists in this season’s outings.

Providing the connection between the Bhoys’ midfield and attack, Rogic has been a pivotal cog in Celtic’s well-oiled attacking machine as Rodgers has seen his side score 47 league goals in 17 games.

Now one of the first names on Rodgers’ team sheet, interest from down south has began to arise but Postecoglu’s words will be music to Celtic fans’ ears ahead of the January transfer window.

Rogic is expected to feature on Saturday, as the Hoops travel to face Hamilton with the chance to go 17 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.