Tom Rogic, according to reports has rejected a new contract offer Celtic and the Aussie is ready to quit the club following the January arrival of Charly Musonda from Chelsea.
Aussie outlet The World Game claims that the midfielder has rebuffed a new deal from the club because he is unhappy with the terms of the offer.
It is said as per the report, that the 25-year-old has also been put off by his reduced game time this season as well as the January arrival of Musonda on an 18-month loan from Chelsea. Rogic is now looking for a move after this summer’s World Cup as the Aussie star formulates his exit strategy from the Paradise.
The report revealed Rogic’s current contract runs until summer of 2019 but the club’s hierachy could look to cash in at the end of this season, particularly if he showed an impressive performance at the World Cup.
The attacking midfielder, who the outlet claimed he’s valued at £3.4million, has been a fans’ favourite for long but has struggled with injuries this season. Rogic in 29 appearances has only managed to net in four goals but hasn’t scored any goal since his last opener in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox on September 23.
If the reports emanating from Australia are anything to go by then Rogic could now be on his way out of the club, although the Hoops could yet come back to the player with an improved offer to keep him at the club. There is a sense that Brendan Rodgers sees him as more of a squad man than a regular starter, as Rogic lacks the drive and energy to play for full 90 minutes. That said, the Aussie would be an excellent signing for English Championship clubs, as he is a regular goal scorer who can open up opponents in the final third.