With the arrival of highly-rated David Turnbull to the squad, it suddenly seems like Celtic have far too many midfielders in their squad. For that reason, coach Neil Lennon is open to making some necessary cuts for the ongoing 2020/21 Scottish Premier League season.
One of the players who were all set to leave Celtic Park in the immediate future was Tom Rogic. But now, according to the latest reports from The Scottish Sun, he could be staying at the club for a while longer.
Rogic was supposed to move to Qatar in a £4m deal but the negotiations have stalled ever since and if the same outlet is to be believed, the move is now on the brink of collapse.
Of course, the 27-year-old is still likely to leave the Scottish giants but not to join a lower-tier league such as the one in the Middle East. For that reason, he might wait for a better offer that would also allow him to continue playing in Europe.
As far as Lennon is concerned, however, and seeing how Rogic still has three years left on his contract, the Hoops wouldn’t exactly be opposed to their star staying at the club when everything is said and done.
It will largely depend on the player’s wishes and the direction in which he wants his career to move from this point onward. He was so close to leaving but nothing seems set in stone just yet.
Only time will tell.
Rogic became one of the Bhoys after completing a bargain £400,000 move from Central Coast Mariners all the way back in 2013. Needless to say, he’s been a great servant to their badge and at 27 years of age, still has a lot to offer.
For that reason, maybe this fresh twist in the story does have a silver lining after all. Keeping Rogic in the squad is not the worst thing that can happen to the Hoops.