Celtic boosted as striker extends stay
Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has agreed a new four-year contract with the club that will run until 2022.
The Scotland international, who scored his 100th goal for the club in the win over Lithuanian side FK Suduva last month, signed the four-year contract after lengthy talks with the club.
“I’m over the moon,” he told Celtic TV. “It’s been a long time coming, talks have been ongoing for a while and I’m glad to get it over the line."
Griffiths has now set his sights on further cementing his place in Celtic folklore by helping the team to win 10 successive league titles.
“I’m here for the 10-in-a-row bid, but my main focus now is trying to get in the team and stay as fit as possible. I’ve hit the 100 now and I want to try and continue that and aim for greater heights.
“The main aim is to be here for as long as I can, and for Celtic to have shown that faith in me to sign me for another four years makes me ecstatic.
“From the moment I walked in the door here, this is where I wanted to be for the rest of my life. I’ve been here for three-and-a-half years already and to sign another four-year deal is great. I can’t wait for the future."
Last summer, Griffiths was quick to shoot down reports he was in talks with Turkish club BB Erzurumspor and the 28-year-old maintains he never wanted to be anywhere else but Parkhead.
“Celtic is a great club and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else," he added.
"I had the opportunity to move but I wanted to stay and fight for my place. I’ve been rewarded with another deal and knowing that I’m going to be here for another four years is great.”
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