THREE Celtic legends have spoken out about the news that James Forrest has rejected a lucrative 4 year contract extension at Celtic and instead looks set to join Norwich City in the summer.
Celtic’s legendary goalkeeper PAT BONNER believes James Forrest should perform a U-turn and commit himself to the club in a bid to live up to his potential.
The 24-year-old winger is out of contract in June 2017 and has knocked back the offer of a four-year extension.
“As soon as you walk on to the pitch, you’ve got to make things happen, especially if you’re playing at home for Celtic, especially if you’re playing out on the wing – because some great players have played in that position over the years.
“There are times when I’m surprised he’s not in the team and there are times when he is that I’m surprised he’s not effective enough.
“When he is effective, there’s nobody better at getting the fans up out of their seats.
“But it’s up to him, no-one can do it for him.
“Sometimes, going away for more money might not be the right decision.
“Maybe he feels a wee bit stagnated and thinks he needs a change of scenery just to kick on. That can happen, of course.”
Frank had this to say about the Forrest contract news: “I’m amazed that he is turning down a four-year deal. Why would he turn that down?
“Fair enough if every club in the country is after him but I don’t think that will be the case.
“I’m very surprised that he hasn’t bitten Celtic’s hand off and signed that deal because I think he was lucky to be even offered that length of contract.
“He should have grabbed that offer with both hands. Celtic have made him a good deal and at this point in his career I think he should be signing that.”
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