STUART ARMSTRONG has been a standout this season after a slow start.
The player has put in some match winning performances and really turned it up a notch under Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Since breaking into the team Stuart hasn’t looked back.
He is now about to enter the last year of his contract with the club which has raised a few heads down south. The dynamic midfielder won’t be short of options come next summer if he doesn’t sign a deal, that’s why it’s of the utmost importance that Celtic get his future sorted fast in a bid to stave off interest from the English Premier League.
Once upon a time, fan-favourite Joe Ledley was entering the last 6 months of his contract. With many fans hoping a deal would be done to keep the Welshman at the club, Celtic opted to accept a bid from Crystal Palace to make some money from Joe. Letting him leave in the summer for nothing wasn’t an option at the time. Joe has since spoken about the transfer and how he was surprised when Celtic accepted the bid while they were still negotiating a contract.
While there are different circumstances at the moment, if talks stall between the two sides I fear a midnight backdoor exit for the 25-year-old if he and the club can’t come to terms.
With people fretting over Dembele and Sinclair leaving this summer, we cannot take our eye off the ball in regards to Armstrong who looks to be a major player in Rodgers side going forward.
I trust that the club has this in hand but I do grow uneasy the more contract talks rumble on because, in football, anything can happen.