Celtic news: 'Magnificent' Rogic set for summer exit - Pundit view

By Frank McAvennie

29th Apr, 2021 | 7:11am

McAvennie unhappy Rogic is set to quit Celtic amid 'out the window' claim

Tom Rogic will be looking to leave Celtic this summer after seeing his game time severely limited this season. 

That’s according to former Hoops hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Rogic’s future.

Rogic, 28, has only started 12 games for Celtic in all competitions this season as he has mainly been used as an impact sub by both Neil Lennon and John Kennedy.

The Australian has been at Celtic since 2013 and has helped the club win 14 major honours.

He featured heavily for Celtic from 2015/16 onwards but missed plenty of game time last season with a knee injury.

McAvennie insists Rogic is a ‘wonderful’ player and he can’t fathom why he hasn’t been starting more games during Celtic’s poor season.

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“They’ve not even put Rogic in, I mean, try something different,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He’s so far out the window now so he won’t be hanging about. I don’t get why they’re playing the same old team and changing nothing. 

“Unless Rogic has been seriously injured, I don’t get why he’s not be starting most of our games. 

“He’s a wonderful player and he doesn’t lose the ball like most of the other midfielders tend to do.”

Rogic has two goals and five assists to his name this season with one of his strikes coming against AC Milan at the San Siro during December’s 4-2 loss.

He has made two appearances for Celtic in the post-split season though both outings have been off the bench as he was unable to contribute against Livingston or Aberdeen.

In other news, Celtic have been tipped to embark on a summer spending spree after a £3.5million deal is agreed.