In a Celtic shirt, Tom Rogic has had some special moments. Flashback to Hampden Park in May 2017 and you will remember the Australian wheeling away with utter delight.
The attacking midfielder had just scored a stoppage-time winner against Aberdeen to seal a historic treble for the Hoops.
However, despite capable of coming up with special moments, he has been disappointing of late. In fact, Rogic has now struggled for over a year and by all accounts, he’s lucky to still be at the football club.
With that in mind, they could do far worse than sell him this summer. They’ve already turned down one chance to do so; they cannot do so again.
When you consider that players around him like James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor all scored double figures in 2019/20, it tells you the Aussie has been poor.
You only need to look at his recent form as well. The 28-year-old scored and assisted against St Mirren but beyond that, he’s made no other goal involvements in his previous 14 outings.
Of course, you can accuse a number of Celtic’s players of underperforming this term but Rogic has to be up there as one of their most disappointing from an attacking perspective.
His displays have been torrid and he’s attracted fierce criticism as a result. No longer is he capable of producing those moments at Hampden as he did four years ago and pundit Noel Whelan recognises that.
Telling Football Insider this season, he said: “He used to be the player you could rely on to produce a moment of magic, to do something special. But we haven’t seen much of that recently, even though the whole team has been terrible,” he began.
Whelan concluded: “You look at him and he’s a shadow of his former self, like quite a few of them. He’s not fit to wear that famous jersey, and he’s not the only one.”
It’s brutal criticism but sums up why Celtic can afford to let the £16k-per-week earner go. This summer will be a fresh start for everyone at the club but for Rogic, it’s time to go.