Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has ‘liked’ a tweet from BBC journalist Stefan Bienkowski that suggested his days are numbered at the club following the signing of Patryk Klimala.
The Polish U21 international put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal earlier today, for a reported fee of £3.5m (The Scottish Sun).
BBC Sport Scotland reporter Bienkowski then took to Twitter to speculate on the future of Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo.
Interesting signing. Which will surely mean Leigh Griffiths or Vakoun Bayo's days at the club are probably numbered. https://t.co/56LKem2a6E
— Stefan Bienkowski (@SBienkowski) January 14, 2020
Subsequently Griffiths then ‘liked’ the message, which is the social media site’s way of either bookmarking, showing approval for or simply acknowledging messages on the platform.
At the time of publishing, it’s one of only eight ‘likes’ currently attributed to the tweet.
What does it mean?
The intent of Griffiths’ action, whether deliberate or in error, is obviously not known but it is fairly interesting to note on a day that sees another player arrive into the squad.
Is he simply using the message as motivation to prove a reporter wrong in the future, or is he signalling that his time at Celtic Park is coming to an end?
It should also be noted that the player has since liked a fan’s tweet hoping that he gets back to his best.
The forward has struggled to break into Neil Lennon’s first-team this season with Odsonne Edouard showing excellent form leading the Hoops’ attack.
He’s made 18 appearances for the club this term but 13 of them have come from the substitutes’ bench (FitbaStats).
It’s not the first time a Celtic striker’s ‘like’ of tweets has been noticed, with The Scotsman documenting in August 2018 the number of tweets that Moussa Dembele interacted with that signified his desire to move away from Glasgow.
Perhaps this latest social media action will ramp up the speculation surrounding Griffiths’ future at Celtic Park.