Stokes eager to stay with Celtic but will consider options

Anthony Stokes admits he would love to sign a new contract with Celtic but is prepared to consider his options if an offer doesn’t come his way soon.

Anthony Stokes admits he would love to sign a new contract with Celtic but is prepared to consider his options if an offer doesn’t come his way soon.

The Irish striker comes out of contract at the end of the season and suggests he may have to listen to other clubs provided that the Bhoys do not come forward with the offer of an extension.

“I’m now getting to the stage where I can sign a pre-contract in a couple of months so if it stays like that I’ll need to see what my options are and take it from there,” he said.

“I’ve always said I want to stay, that I’m happy here, but it’s getting to the point where I haven’t got long on my contract and every player wants a bit of security.

“We’re not really close with the new contract – it’s pretty much the same. I turned down the last deal and there’s not really been too much discussion since then. I don’t know what the problem is, I can’t answer that.”

 
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