I know Leigh Griffiths has more experience behind him that road ahead. He may prove to be a challenge for Ange Postecoglou to manage (although I would not assume so) and I would hope he is not first choice striker for Celtic ever again. However, if we need a goal in the qualifiers, at McDiarmid, or in a Hampden cup final, and things just don’t seem to be happening, you know Leigh can change games and seasons.
His story is fundamental to our second nine-in-a-row, the last season in particular. His commercial value is significantly less than it was when his last contract was agreed; Celtic’s option to extend for one-year would have flattered him. The one-year deal announced today is almost certainly at a lower rate, but right for Leigh and for Celtic.
If athletes perform best with something to fight against, Leigh will have the words of Neil Lennon injecting his veins with adrenaline. He has a point to prove, watch him do it.