By Richard Parks
Tom Rogic has rejected a new contract offer from Celtic and is ready to quit the club following the January arrival of Charly Musonda, according to a report.
Australian outlet The World Game claims that the Hoops playmaker has turned down a new deal because he is unhappy with the terms on offer.
It is said that Rogic, 25, has also been put off by his reduced game time this season as well as the January arrival of Charly Musonda on an 18-month loan from Chelsea.
The Australia international is now looking for a move after this summer’s World Cup as he formulates his exit strategy from Parkhead.
Rogic’s current contract runs until summer 2019 but Celtic chiefs could look to cash in at the end of this season, particularly if he has a good World Cup.
The attacking midfielder, who World Game report is valued at £3.4million, is a fans’ favourite but has struggled with injuries this season.
He has scored four goals in 29 appearances but hasn’t found the back of the net since hitting the opener in the 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox on September 23.
Football Insider verdict:
If the reports from Australia are true Rogic could now be heading for the Parkhead exit door, although Celtic could yet come back to the player with an improved offer to keep him at the club. There is a sense that Brendan Rodgers sees the Aussie as more of a squad man than a nailed-on first team starter, as he lacks the drive and energy to deliver over 90 minutes. That said, Rogic would be an excellent signing for English Championship clubs, as he is a regular goal scorer who can open up opponents in the final third.
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