Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Celtic v Hibernian - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - September 27, 2020 Celtic's Leigh Griffiths before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Former Celtic striker Simon Donnelly believes that Leigh Griffiths making a loan move to fellow Scottish Premiership side Dundee would suit all parties.

As quoted by the Glasgow Times, speaking on BBC Sportsound, with the striker continuing to fall down the pecking order at the club, Donnelly believes that with his previous spell at Dundee, it is a move that would suit the 31-year old at this stage.

“My initial take is that it might actually work for both parties.

“I look at the effect Kyogo has had coming in and the way Ange wants to play the game – chasing lost causes, non-stop working, which is rubbing off on the rest of the team.

“Edouard is still there, whether he is going to go or not, and they’re talking about this Greek striker [Giakoumakis].

“So if they have them in there, I don’t see Leigh getting much game time, and he’s at that stage of his career where he wants to play football.

“It’s a club he’s familiar with, and I think he would go there and do well, and it would probably just work for both parties.”

At the beginning of the season, not many were sure what the future would hold for the Scottish striker, with it looking likely that the Hoops might not renew his deal at the club.

However, Griffiths was handed a one-year extension. But once more, off the field problems disrupted his pre-season with the club and throw in more injury issues; he appears to be slipping out of the plans of manager Ange Postecoglou.

At this stage of his career, Griffiths will want to be playing football, and now with the strikers at the club, he won’t fit into the squad we are beginning to build.

An exit of some sort is what is needed between the two parties, so with a loan move to his former side in the offing, it looks like it could be set to put an end to this discussion.


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