Top-flight boss admits interest in situation of Celtic star Leigh Griffiths

By John McGinley

April 16, 2021

Hibernian manager Jack Ross has admitted his club would discuss making a move for Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths this summer should he become available.

It’s recently been confirmed by interim boss John Kennedy that it’s Celtic who holds the power over a contract extension to 2022, with the striker’s current deal potentially expiring this summer.

The club have until the end of the month to make a decision on his future. [Scottish Sun]

Should he become available, undoubtedly there will be a number of suitors for his signature despite his problems at Celtic recently.

Hibs seems a likely destination given his public love for the club and ability to impact their Scottish Premiership form.

Ross was quizzed today about any interest, telling The Daily Record: “He’s still contracted to Celtic and there’s nothing to say he won’t be as things stand. It is an easy connection to make because of his association with the club and his time at Hibs before.

“But I would temper that by saying is he a player we have admiration for? Of course, because his goalscoring record is up there with the best in Scotland over recent years.

“It may be something that should the opportunity arise, it would be something we’d discuss. But it’s not something we have been able to discuss in any detail because he’s not a player, as of yet, who will be available.”

Ross obviously has to be careful what he says in public on the situation, while also respecting Griffiths’ status at Celtic.

However, it certainly sounds like Hibs will be right in the mix should become available on the transfer market.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

There aren’t many better finishers in Scottish football than Griff, so it’d be great to see him land on his feet with a healthy deal and exciting move even if his Celtic career does come to an end shortly.

Easter Road could well be the perfect destination.

In other news, former Eddie Howe player sounds excited by potential Celtic move.