Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Celtic v Motherwell - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - May 14, 2022 Celtic's Tom Rogic looks emotional as is applauded off the pitch after being substituted Action Images via Reuters/Molly Darlington

We all said our goodbyes to Tom Rogic in the middle of May, a year earlier than expected when the club and Tom decided to part ways.

The Australian has been an incredible servant to the club and when it was announced he would be leaving there was an outpouring of gratitude from the Celtic support.

Tom’s contract wasn’t due up until next year, but after extensive talks with the manager and mulling over his own future, Tom believed it was time to look for another challenge and Celtic granted the player his wish.

It’s not as if the Socceroos star was at the end of the road at Celtic, he was still contributing the squad in a meaningful way.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Motherwell – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 14, 2022 Celtic’s Scott Bain, Tom Rogic and James Forrest celebrate winning the Scottish Premiership with the trophy REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Tom told CeltsAreHere on the final day of last season he didn’t have a new destination lined up. However, we took that with a pinch of salt.

Celtic are due back for pre-season training this week and it’s a very big surprise to me the midfielder hasn’t signed for a new club.

The decision to leave Celtic and Glasgow after ten years wouldn’t have been an easy decision to make for Tom. It’s strange the player didn’t have anything in the pipeline.

We can only hope Tom gets a move he wants and that he’s playing at a good enough level this season to secure his Socceroo status for the World Cup.

Right now, Rogic’s Celtic exit feels almost needless.

3 COMMENTS

  1. He looked a shadow of his former self last season; remember the days when he’d score belters from distance, or take on and beat several opponents, play defence splitting passes…add to that his inability to track back effectively; he always looked on his last legs, even when fresh…i wonder if he has an underlying health condition that held him back?

    He’s one of those players i fully expected us to lose to a European cash giant long before now, given his ability, but it just never happened…i feel Ange wants someone who can graft in his midfield!

  2. He still had that x-factor, the ability that no one else in Scotland has. Just confirms my suspicion at the time that far from being a mutual decision for Rogic & Bitton to leave, it was Celtic/Ange who declared their time was up. Both departures make no sense when we have so many other players like Welsh, Soro, Johnston still hanging around who are nowhere near the standard required

  3. obviously its the intensity, so many games, extreme levels of fitness and work etc he’s a new dad, needs a better ‘work’ life balance

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