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‘I’M NOT GREEDY,’ KRIS COMMONS

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KRIS COMMONS is insisting he is not a greedy Bhoy.

And the midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer, is urging Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell to sort out a new deal.

The playmaker scored the winner at Ross County on Saturday as the champions moved three points clear of Aberdeen at the top.

But there has been a lengthy stand-off between the 31-year-old and Parkhead powerbrokers over a new contract.

Commons is believed to want a two-year extension, but the club would rather offer him one year, with the option to extend if he plays a certain number of games.

He said: “If I was asking for the world I would think my future lay elsewhere, but I don’t feel like I’m being greedy.

“I hope my contract situation can be sorted out before the end of the month, but it’s not in my hands.

“Peter Lawwell, the board, they all have a part to play if they want me to stay for the next couple of years.

“I don’t want to leave, this is where I belong.

“I am comfortable here, but everything has to be right for the club and myself.

“How close are we? I don’t know. It has been going on for so long.

“It is a little strange when you ask for a little bit and don’t get it.

“I don’t know what my gut feeling is. I never go by gut. It usually rumbles.

“My agent is speaking to them, they are speaking to me.

“They want me to stay, I want to stay, but we can’t agree on something at the minute.”

 
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