CELTIC do NOT want Leigh Griffiths back at the club this month.
The 31-year-old striker’s time at the Hoops is up while Dundee explore ways of activating a break in the loan deal that was agreed in the summer, as CQN reported yesterday.
Griffiths’ Hoops contract expires on May 31 and the Parkhead side may renegotiate the original temporary transfer with the Dens Park outfit to keep him on Tayside.
Two out of the three parties need to agree a switch in terms, but the Dens outfit have not been impressed by the former Scotland international hitman’s return of two goals from 14 appearances.
THE WAY WE WERE…Leigh Griffiths with ex-boss Neil Lennon.
It’s clear, though, Griffiths, who was signed by ex-boss Neil Lennon for £1.1million from Wolves in January 2014 and has netted over 100 strikes for the club, is not part of boss Ange Postecoglou’s plans, according to the Scottish Sun.
The Greek-Australian gaffer triggered a 12-month extension on the player’s contract in July, but, shortly afterwards following his removal from pre-season training, he was clearly on the way out and his former club Dundee, managed by his ex-Livingston and Hibs team-mate James McPake, offered him a route back to the top flight.
The original loan contract was due to expire on May 31 – the same date as his deal at Parkhead.
Talks are ongoing with Celtic about the way forward and until a decision has been made, Griffiths will continue at Dens.