Rodgers said: “For the boy himself, I want it resolved. Because you can see it now, you can see it in him.
“He’s a very conscientious boy. He’s not one of these boys who can just sack it off, play and not worry.
“I genuinely think he wants to be here at Celtic. He just wants it resolved. In fact, he probably wanted it resolved six or seven months ago. But for whatever reason, it hasn’t been.
“And it is affecting him now. So for him, it’s important to get it resolved because he’s a great lad and I love working with him.
“But it’s starting to take its toll on him a week bit. Hopefully, it can get sorted and he can settle down again.
“And he can find the stability and form that he was in for about seven months of last season.”
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