Hibs 'in pole position' for Leigh Griffiths as Aberdeen make decision on Celtic striker

Hibs are the most likely destination for Leigh Griffiths this summer if he leaves Celtic after it was reported Aberdeen have no interest in the striker.

Leigh Griffiths could be leaving Celtic on a free transfer this summer. Picture: SNS
Leigh Griffiths could be leaving Celtic on a free transfer this summer. Picture: SNS

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It had previously been stated that new Dons manager Stephen Glass was keen on taking the 30-year-old to Pittodrie after already convincing Scott Brown to swap Glasgow’s East End for the North Sea.

However, the Daily Record reports that Glass is not looking to sign the Scottish international when the transfer window opens and is instead focusing on other targets.

Griffiths could be free to leave Parkhead at the end of the season. The club hold an option to sign the player for another year but have to decide whether or not to do so by the end of this month.

The forward has played 24 times for the Hoops this campaign but the majority of those have come from the substitutes bench. He found himself on the receiving end of Neil Lennon’s ire last summer after reporting back for pre-season training after the first lockdown out of shape.

His fitness and attitude have been questioned frequently by former Celtic stars in the media, though he insists he needs to play regular football in order to discover his match sharpness.

Hibs have previously held an interest in bringing the player back to Easter Road for a second spell and could reignite that interest this summer as they look to build a squad to make a crack at reaching the Europa League group stages next summer.

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