Hibs favourite Leigh Griffiths 'could be available on free transfer' from Celtic this summer

Former Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths could be available on a free transfer this summer.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 8:58 am
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths could leave the club this summer. Picture: SNS

According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic hold an option to retain the 30-year-old for another year with the deadline for the decision coming at the end of this month.

The striker has played 27 times this campaign though mostly as a substitute. He drew the ire of former boss Neil Lennon last summer after turning up for pre-season training following the first lockdown out of shape. With a large clear-out expected at Celtic Park this summer the Glasgow club could look to move on from their controversial hitman.

Aberdeen are said to be waiting in the wings as new boss Stephen Glass is reportedly keen on adding the Scottish international, though Hibs are expected to monitor the situation closely.

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Griffiths was a huge success in his first spell with his boyhood favourites, netting 39 goals in 78 appearances and helping the club reach two Scottish Cup finals.

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