Tom Rogic is well within his rights to take time to consider his next contract. He is thriving at Celtic, but with a year left on his current deal, the future is open. Front and centre of his mind, of all players’ minds, will be the dirty little subject. The money paid to lesser talents than Tom in England is incredible, Tom is well within his rights to ponder his position in the food chain.
Then there is his place in the Celtic squad. Brendan Rodgers is continually looking to improve the team. It doesn’t matter who you are, you cannot be sure of a place well into the future.
There are also reasons to consider why Celtic might be a good fit for him. He is not the archetypal English Premier League player, all physique and running. Tom is a throwback to not so long ago when craft on the ball got you into the team, not the ability to burst a lung for 90 minutes. All too often, he’s a 60 minute star.
Evidence is everywhere that he is a big game player and proven match winner, but he is not going to temp a title chasing team from England, instead it would be the bottom half battlers who are most likely to be interested in him. He’s not a natural fit. Better to stay with the champions.