Date: 15th May 2021 at 9:51am
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have no definite plans to hold contract talks with Leigh Griffiths.

The club had the option to add 12 months to his current contract but let that pass by on April 30 leaving the striker as a free agent, effectively from tomorrow.

Since his peak in season 2015/16 Griffiths’ goal return has declined sharply with a variety of reasons put forward including taking time away from football during the 2018/19 season.

For a spell last season the former Hibs striker looked back to top form with eight goals in 13 matches before Lockdown.

This season he has failed to complete a full 90 minutes putting his future at the club in doubt at the age of 30 although he is in contention for a place in the Scotland squad for the European Championship Finals.

Discussing the contract situation with Griffiths, Kennedy told The Herald:

Leigh will speak to the club on that. As always with all situations here, when the appointment of a new manager comes he will have a say on that as well. There’s not an actual definitive date on it yet. It’s not this weekend. It will be addressed when the new manager comes in.

With Odsonne Edouard expected to be sold this summer whoever takes over as Celtic manager will quickly need to find some strikers.

Albian Ajeti has had an underwhelming season at Celtic, scoring just one goal since the turn of the year compared to two from Griffiths.

Celtic have been linked with of Hibs this week but it’s difficult to see any big decisions being made without a manager in place.