Celtic star Leigh Griffiths is set for a new long-term contract with the club, according to the BBC.

Griffiths has had to play second-fiddle to Moussa Dembele in recent years. But with the Frenchman’s departure this summer, Celtic are now left with just two strikers. Odsonne Edouard is the other forward still at the club.

Former Hibernian striker Griffiths hasn’t ever had a real run of games since Brendan Rodgers arrived in Glasgow. Yet the Celtic manager always seems to want the striker around due to his goal-scoring exploits.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates with Brendan Rodgers after the Rangers game (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Griffiths, who signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers back in 2014, scored his 100th goal for the club against FK Suduva last week.

Here’s what the striker had to say on the current contract situation:

It’s still ongoing. It’s almost completed now and hopefully in the next couple of weeks, it’ll be done and dusted. Hopefully, it’s a nice, long contract. Why would you want to leave a club like Celtic? You’re playing week in, week out playing in front of 60,000 fans every week. You’re winning trophies every season. There’s not many players that can say they’ve played for Celtic.

Triple Griff

After notching triple figures for the club in four and a half years in Glasgow, Griffiths has now targeted another 100. The forward remains an extremely lively option for Rodgers to have available.

Celtic have also experimented with the 3-5-2 formation this season. Edouard and Dembele both partnered each other throughout the early part of the campaign. Griffiths has also had a chance in this set-up, having partnered Dembele against Hamilton last weekend.

Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele impressed in the early stages of the season (David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Yet, whether the Scottish international can strike up a partnership with Edouard remains to be seen. Rodgers spent over £9million on Frenchman Edouard from PSG, and will want him to be a big success.

It looked bleak for Griffiths at the start of the season as Dembele and Edouard started on fire.

But now, the door to first team opportunities could be set to open with Dembele’s departure to Lyon.

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