LATEST RUMOURS doing the rounds in Glasgow this evening suggest that Stuart Armstrong is edging close to the Celtic Park exit door as a host of English Premier League sides battle for the players signature.
Stuart, who was widely expected to sign up for the second phase of the Rodgers revolution is yet to do so, which prompted the Celtic manager calling the players agent out last week about coming to the table.
Celtic are said to be less confident than ever about getting a deal done which could spell the end of Armstrong’s Celtic career.
Armstrong could quadruple his current Celtic wage by moving on this summer and get more than double what the club is offering him now to keep him if he pushes for a move.
Celtic are not taking this lightly and will demand a high fee for the midfielder should any of these teams test the club’s resolve in August, regardless of only have a year to run on his deal.
Some Celtic fans may shrug this off, but Stuart Armstong has been a major player for Celtic since bursting back onto the scene under Rodgers and was pivotal in some memorable victories. It would be a blow to Brendan Rodgers plans if the player decides not to sign.
If the player goes, it looks like he’s not willing to bet on himself by staying for another year or two. Instead, his advisors reportedly want him to take the potential riches on offer down south while they’re going.
We can’t even entice him to stay to take care of GMS.
We play the waiting game now.