LEIGH GRIFFITHS could be ready to accept a wage cut to stay at Celtic.

The 30-year-old Hoops striker’s current agreement expires on Wednesday, but he is hoping to agree terms “in the next few days”, as CQN reported yesterday.

It is understood both the club and the player are in talks over “a restructured deal” that will keep the forward at Parkhead, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

Griffiths said: “I’m out of contract at the end of the month, but I spoke to the manager last week. He phoned me and said: ‘I am keen to work with you, I know what you can do’.

“He wants me to get back to the player that I once was.

“We’re looking for a deal and, hopefully, it can be done in the next few days. It feels like a fresh start with the new manager.”

Griffiths, whose deal is worth around £1million per year, did not play a full 90 minutes in any game last season as he collected the meagre total of seven goals.

He disagreed with former boss Neil Lennon and the coaching staff that he was not fit and is eager to show he can still cut it at the Glasgow club. His ex-gaffer has expressed doubts if the forward will ever get back to the form that terrorised defences.

The hitman added: “It’s up to me to prove wrong him and everyone else writing me off.”

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