Sources: Celtic fear senior man engineering exit amid unexpected reveal, £8m will seal deal
Celtic expect Tom Rogic to push for an exit this summer after struggling to secure game time this season, Football Insider understands.
Manager Neil Lennon not want to lose the left-footed playmaker, who he regards as a matchwinner capable of delivering in big games.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Lennon and the hierarchy fear Rogic, 27, is losing patience with his role and that matters could come to a head at the end of the campaign.
The Hoops are likely to cash in on the Australia international if their valuation is met.
He has two years remaining on his contract and a bid of around £8million is likely to be enough to secure a deal.
Manager Neil Lennon surprisingly revealed in the wake of Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw with Livingston that Rogic was “not keen” on start the match on the artificial pitch at the Almondvale Stadium.
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In the event, the 27-year-old came off the bench after 69 minutes and netted an injury-time equaliser.
Rogic has suffered with knee problems throughout his career, with an issue keeping him out of action for the opening weeks of this season.
But Lennon’s decision to go public with Rogic’s reluctance to play appeared a calculated one that starts the process of opening the door to a summer sale.
There have also been noises from the Australia camp that the attacking midfielder is deserving of more than a fringe role and should look to be at a club where he is one of the main men.
Rogic has made just nine starts among 21 appearances in all competitions this season, which have yielded three goals and four assists.
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