By Frank McAvennie

21st Feb, 2021 | 3:00pm

McAvennie sad after learning Rogic plans to quit Celtic in cut-price deal

Frank McAvennie would be sad to see Tom Rogic quit Celtic at the end of the season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of the trip to Ross County, the ex-Hoops and St Mirren striker heaped praise on the 28-year-old’s strength, creativity and finishing.

This site revealed on 12 February that the midfielder is set to push for a summer exit after another season in and out of Neil Lennon’s side.

Rogic has made 25 appearances across all competitions this season, of which only 12 have been starts.

The Australia international has contributed two goals and four assists in that time, including a sublime strike against St Mirren earlier this month.

When asked for his thoughts on Rogic’s potential departure, McAvennie told Football Insider:“I would be sad to see him go because I am a big fan of Rogic.

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“I think he is one of these players who never loses the ball. He can find a pass, he can score, as we saw last week, and he is strong. He is one who I love to watch.

“Rogic is a big game player who has scored some big goals in his time at Celtic.

“He might be one of a few leaving in the summer. I have not seen any fans upset about the players who are reportedly set to leave though. I do not think many fans will be too disappointed to see him go.” 

In other news, Danny Mills suggests the real reason for Odsonne Edouard’s blistering form for Celtic of late.