DUNDEE manager James McPake didn’t rule out sending Leigh Griffiths back to Celtic this month and claimed the club would come to a decision on Friday about what to do with the frontman.
Leigh was loaned out to Dundee shortly after signing a one-year extension with Celtic. The attention Leigh brings to himself outside the game was enough for Ange Postecoglou to call time on Griffiths.
Dundee swooped in and believed they had grabbed themselves a marquee signing, but it’s not panned out that way.
Leigh has looked out of shape and he’s not done enough in a Dundee jersey to warrant his place in the team.
Given Dundee will be paying some of the striker’s wages, they might believe the money would be better spent elsewhere in the next six months.
Speaking to the Glasgow Times on Leigh’s future, James McPake said: “We are in discussions at the minute regarding that as a club internally and externally with Celtic as well.
“A decision will be made tomorrow.”
Griffiths has no future at Celtic and if he does get called back, will likely not train with the first team.
If I was a decision maker at Celtic, I’d either find Leigh another loan deal for six months or just cut him loose altogether.
The days of the former Scottish international being a 30 goal striker are long gone.
Anyone arguing about his natural finishing game is living in yesteryear.