‘So there’s been no breakdown in Rogic contract negotiations after all!’ reports The Celtic Star


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TOM ROGIC has not rejected a new contract from Celtic as far as Brendan Rodgers is aware anyway, The Celtic Star reported late last night. Sky Sports posted a video interview with the Celtic manager in which they ask him about yesterday’s report in Australian media outlet The World Game.

This outlet claimed that Rogic rejected a new contract as he was unimpressed by the terms and was concerned about game time given the arrival of Charly Musonda from Chelsea on an 18 month loan deal.

The Celtic Star was immediately skeptical about the claim and posted almost immediately the initial claim was made. Their story looked at the claims and the reasoning and frankly we didn’t think it added up to much at all. Read their article HERE.

That said The Celtic Star state that they are aware that negotiations on a new deal have taken place and Brendan Rodgers has now confirmed this this evening. The Celtic Star article from earlier was titled “Is the Australian media claim that Rogic has rejected a new deal premature? You can read it HERE.

Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports when asked about the Australian story that Rogic had rejected a new deal from Celtic, that the player was “joy to work with”. He added:

“I am not aware of that to be honest. We have just arrived back from Russia.

“I know Tom and his representatives have been speaking with the club for a little bit of time but that [the reports] are the first I have heard about that.”

Asked if he wanted Rogic to stay at the club, the manager said:

“Definitely. Tom is a very important player for Celtic.

“He has been a joy to work with in my time here. He has been here for a considerable period of time but certainly in the 20 months I have been here he has been absolutely brilliant.

“Of course, at Celtic we want to keep our best players. It is not always easy because at times they will either want to move on or offers come in from clubs.

“Where we can we always want to keep our best players for as long as we possibly can and Tom is certainly that. He has been out for a long time injury wise but is just getting himself back and up to speed.”

Rogic always plays well against  Aberdeen. He also has a Treble to retain and a World Cup to go to.

Meanwhile Paddy Roberts last night came through the Development match against Patrick Thistle this evening and could be a welcome addition to the squad for Sunday. He played for just under an hour before being replaced. Celtic won 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Jack Aitchison.

With Rogic and Roberts coming back, things are looking a wee bit brighter…

Jim Craig, the former dentist, is now writing a morning column for The Celtic Star and it’s always worth checking out.


  1. Posted February 24, 2018 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Just another ” big game” coming up and between McInnes saying Celtic always up Thier game when we play the sheepmen , and others ,( or trying to) throw spanners in the works , of reports that Rigid is turning down a new contract! Can these clowns please change Thier tune, as it happens every time we have a “big game” on!! But this is not a big game for us ,this is our bread and butter, only Aberdeen and the gutter press think it is a big game!!! Hail Hail

  2. stessano
    Posted February 24, 2018 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Having lived in sydney i know only to well how the think and they know little about football this “world game” is a term used on teir channel sbs they are obssesed with the “epl” aye nobody calls it that but theydo! I like tom but he is injured so much also i hate it when players come from the southern hemisphere as their countries are obssesed with international football as they have mostly no decent i mean gamboa is an example away during last summer no good to us with champions league qualifiers no get maybe 4 to 6 million if possible and move him on. Hail Hail

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