SCOTLAND international striker Leigh Griffiths has entered talks with Celtic over a contract extension.

The frontman, 27, said: “I have another two and a half years here, but why would you want to go anywhere else?

“You are playing at a top club with a top manager in front of 50,000 or 60,000 every week.

“There’s no reason to go anywhere. You have Champions League football every season. It’s harder to get there now, but when you do get there, those are memorable nights.

“It is early stages just now, but, hopefully, we can get it done sooner rather than later.”

Neil Lennon paid £1million to Wolves in January 2014 for the player who is only three short of 100 goals for the Hoops.

Griffiths has set his sights on emulating Scott Brown’s 10 years at the club.

He added: “I had a good crack at it when I went to England, but when Celtic come calling, you do not reject it.

“So, hopefully, it we can come to an agreement, I’ll not be far off Broony.

“I think he has deserved his testimonial. The type of guy he is, he is deserving of everything he gets.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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