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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    News to me as well.

    If that's the case Leigh will be dumped by Celtic.
    It's the only sensible decision.
    19k a week for next to no return.

    So Aberdeen or Hibs for no more than 5k a week beckons.
    The gravy train has hit the buffers.
    0.25m a year ain't bad buffers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    0.25m a year ain't bad buffers!
    For you and me it would be heaven
    But for him it is the beginning of the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    News to me as well.

    If that's the case Leigh will be dumped by Celtic.
    It's the only sensible decision.
    19k a week for next to no return makes no sense.
    Alternative is that they radically change his contract but I suspect they are bored to death with his lack of professionalism.

    So Aberdeen or Hibs for no more than 5k a week beckons.
    The gravy train has hit the buffers.
    Will likely be a decision for the new Celtic Manager or CEO. I agree though, Celtic keeping Leigh on the same terms seems unlikely.

    If he leaves, there's got to be a good chance he'll end up at Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
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    My understanding of this was totally wrong then, I thought he had a year left but it’s only an option which Celtc haven’t taken yet.

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    A free transfer to us or Aberdeen seems more likely than I thought it was before.
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    I was on the fence about Griffiths coming back to Hibs and swaying towards not wanting him as we aren't a charity club. If he's not fit enough or in the right frame of mind for Celtic then he shouldn't be for Hibs either. However the more I think about it the more I think he'd be a great addition, for Europe especially. Bags of experience and we do need to add numbers. I'd like to think we weren't going to Europe just for a jolly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Since452 View Post
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    I was on the fence about Griffiths coming back to Hibs and swaying towards not wanting him as we aren't a charity club. If he's not fit enough or in the right frame of mind for Celtic then he shouldn't be for Hibs either. However the more I think about it the more I think he'd be a great addition, for Europe especially. Bags of experience and we do need to add numbers. I'd like to think we weren't going to Europe just for a jolly.
    Last time we went into Europe we went in short. Hopefully not something well be doing this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Harp Awakes View Post
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    Will likely be a decision for the new Celtic Manager or CEO. I agree though, Celtic keeping Leigh on the same terms seems unlikely.

    If he leaves, there's got to be a good chance he'll end up at Hibs.
    Huge job for new CEO and manager when they come in. Every chance Eduard will be sold leaving them with a huge void to fill up front. Griffiths no good to them anymore, he never seems to get a run of games meaning he never looks fit when he does play. A fit Griffiths with his head screwed on would be a massive advantage to us.

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    Youd think a Championship club would take a gamble on Leigh, no transfer fee and could easily pay double/triple what we could.

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    LG wants to sign for us . This is from a very close mate of his 🤞
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    If he signs then obviously I hope hes brilliant but Im probably in the minority who would leave this one - I just think his best days are behind him and hes not been fully fit for a long, long time.

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    Just ****ing do it Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibee-boys View Post
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    Youd think a Championship club would take a gamble on Leigh, no transfer fee and could easily pay double/triple what we could.

    Problem with England is Leigh needs to be near his kids, it tore him up when he was at Wolves the last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erin go bragh View Post
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    LG wants to sign for us . This is from a very close mate of his 🤞
    Im sure hes love to sign for us if we offered the most money.
    I loved him when he was with us, he was an absolute joy to watch. He hasnt done it in consistently in a Celtic shirt , with much better players around him, for a few seasons now. Id rather we spent any money on another up and coming young striker such as Nisbet than taking a risk on a player nearing the end of his career with no sell on value.
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    Imagine this place if LG was available in a season we are I europe, wanted to sign for us but moved to Aberdeen instead!!

    That would happen under Rod, but I'm hopeful it wont under Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinello59 View Post
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    Im sure hes love to sign for us if we offered the most money.
    I loved him when he was with us, he was an absolute joy to watch. He hasnt done it in consistently in a Celtic shirt , with much better players around him, for a few seasons now. Id rather we spent any money on another up and coming young striker such as Nisbet than taking a risk on a player nearing the end of his career with no sell on value.
    Griffiths has just short of a goal every 2 games in 254 appearances for Celtic. This has been whilst hes been competing with (and arguably always second fiddle) to Dembele and Edouard.

    Whilst hes not been at his incredible best for a few seasons, hes had an outstanding Celtic career and even in the last two seasons has scored 18 goals with Id imagine most of his appearances being off the bench.

    Hes managed 20 appearances so far this season under a manager who woefully mismanaged him/their whole team and threw him under the bus on a regular basis.

    Hes scored a goal every 132 minutes this season. Edouard has a goal every 130, Morelos a goal every 170.

    Hed still play plenty games for us I reckon and if hes playing, hes most likely scoring.
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    Id be pretty sure that the cost of signing Griffiths would be repaid through an increase in season ticket/match ticket revenue. Reading between the lines it would seem that Ron Gordon is more prepared to speculate to accumulate so he may well feel the same. Finishing 3rd and securing the European group stages may well be the deciding factor.

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    JR did say he wanted a left sided striker!!


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    What he actually said was he wanted somebody to play on the left and he wanted a striker as well.

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    It's really impossible to know if it's worth taking Leigh back without knowing what his wage demands are.

    If it's 3.5k per week with a 500 goal bonus then it's probably a goer, if it's 6 or 7k per week with a 1k goal bonus then probably not.

    I do trust Ross, Mathie and Gordon to ultimately make the best decision for the club though.

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    I'd be surprised if Leigh didn't want to stay and fight for a place at Celtc Park - he's likely to see reduced competition as there's almost guaranteed to be big money bids for Eduoard and El Yiounnousi from Premiership or European sides, and the incoming manager is likely to want the opportunity to assess the full squad at his disposal before players start to leave.

    Though Scott Brown has apparently been a great support to Leigh over the years, so perhaps that's why this story has reared its head.
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    Id be utterly ecstatic if he came home.

    Ive got a horrible feeling hell end up at Aberdeen though.

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    I'd be surprised if Leigh didn't want to stay and fight for a place at Celtc Park - he's likely to see reduced competition as there's almost guaranteed to be big money bids for Eduoard and El Yiounnousi from Premiership or European sides, and the incoming manager is likely to want the opportunity to assess the full squad at his disposal before players start to leave.

    Though Scott Brown has apparently been a great support to Leigh over the years, so perhaps that's why this story has reared its head.
    If his wage is halved at Celtic he would probably still be getting more than he could signing for us or Aberdeen. So obviously he would stay there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
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    I'd be surprised if Leigh didn't want to stay and fight for a place at Celtc Park - he's likely to see reduced competition as there's almost guaranteed to be big money bids for Eduoard and El Yiounnousi from Premiership or European sides, and the incoming manager is likely to want the opportunity to assess the full squad at his disposal before players start to leave.

    Though Scott Brown has apparently been a great support to Leigh over the years, so perhaps that's why this story has reared its head.

    Thing is if it's an optional year it'll be Celtic who trigger it and not Leigh, so he'll have no say if he wants to stay another year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-C View Post
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    Thing is if it's an optional year it'll be Celtic who trigger it and not Leigh, so he'll have no say if he wants to stay another year.
    just like Wolves then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by erin go bragh View Post
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    LG wants to sign for us . This is from a very close mate of his 🤞
    Hopefully Garry OConnor and Leigh arent close 😄
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva_Palmeiras View Post
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    just like Wolves then...

    Yep, Wolves triggered the extra year to make sure they got a decent fee for him, it's a good option to have especially for a club.

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    Thing is if it's an optional year it'll be Celtic who trigger it and not Leigh, so he'll have no say if he wants to stay another year.
    Im assuming that if Celtic trigger the extra year itll be on the same financial terms as his current deal, if that is the case I cant see Leigh being disappointed by that. However, I just cant see any Celtic representative sanctioning a million pound in salary over the next year for a player to warm the bench, theyll want that spent elsewhere, especially given the current financial circumstances.

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    I'd be surprised if Leigh didn't want to stay and fight for a place at Celtc Park - he's likely to see reduced competition as there's almost guaranteed to be big money bids for Eduoard and El Yiounnousi from Premiership or European sides, and the incoming manager is likely to want the opportunity to assess the full squad at his disposal before players start to leave.

    Though Scott Brown has apparently been a great support to Leigh over the years, so perhaps that's why this story has reared its head.
    He wont have the option to stay at Celtic if they dont take up the years option, so big decision for him either way.

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    Yep, Wolves triggered the extra year to make sure they got a decent fee for him, it's a good option to have especially for a club.
    whilst Celtic would be on the hook for 19k a week and not much chance of much, if any fee to move him on.

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    Yep, Wolves triggered the extra year to make sure they got a decent fee for him, it's a good option to have especially for a club.
    Good option for a club who holds a player that clubs are looking to spend money on, I just cant see this being the case here. If Celtic trigger the extra year Leigh will sit tight, fight for a place and pick up 3 or 4 times more than what he would anywhere else up here......and rightly so given his age and limited years left in football.

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