A big Celtic transfer claim has emerged on Australian attacking midfielder Tom Rogic.
Transfer insider Pete O’Rourke has stated that Ange Postecoglou wants his compatriot to put pen to paper on a fresh contract with the club.
His current deal expires in the summer of 2023 and the Hoops will risk losing him for nothing if they do not agree a new agreement this year.
O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “I think Celtic will be desperate to try to sit down and sort out his long-term future.
“They’ll want to keep him there because I think he’s got that little something extra that Celtic had been missing over the last 12 months.
“He’s been a big factor in their success and trying to win the title this year. If Postecoglou has got anything to do with it, he’ll be pushing Celtic to ensure they keep hold of Tom Rogic.”
The supporters will surely be buzzing with this news as it shows that the club are keen to retain the Australian international’s services in the long term.
At the age of 29, Rogic still has plenty to give in a Celtic shirt and his form has warranted an extension. He is not a player in his late 30s and coming towards the end of his career and this means that the Hoops can afford to drop a three or four-year deal on him to ensure that he remains at Parkhead.
In the Premiership this season, he has produced six goals and six assists in 19 starts whilst averaging a SofaScore rating of 6.98. The midfielder has been a constant threat for Celtic in the final third as he has created 1.6 chances per game, showing that he is a key player for Postecoglou with his offensive quality on the pitch.
Rogic is also vastly experienced at this level. He has played 267 matches in all competitions for the club and 161 times in the league, which shows that he has the know-how to perform on a consistent basis. This experience can be vital to young players as they can learn from the Australian by soaking up the knowledge he can impart on them.
Therefore, fans will be eager for him to sign a new contract with the club and will be delighted with this claim from O’Rourke that suggests Postecoglou will push for an agreement to be completed.