Lennon hopeful over Ledley deal

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:44
Celtic

Boss Neil Lennon is confident Joe Ledley will commit his future to Celtic by penning a new deal.

The Wales midfielder is out of contract in the summer and has been offered an improved contract by the Parkhead club but negotiations have reportedly stalled.

The former Cardiff City player, 26, was prevented from answering questions on the issue following the Hoops' 4-1 win over Ross County in Dingwall last Saturday - in which Ledley scored a brace - and he again sidestepped the issue on Thursday as he looked forward to winning his 50th cap against Finland, adding to the speculation that he could leave in the summer.

"Obviously Joe is with Wales at the minute and is mulling things over," Lennon revealed. "We have made him an offer, Joe is aware of that as is his agent and we are waiting on them.

"He seems happy here, his performance last week will have done his confidence a world of good because he has been a wee bit curtailed this season by injuries.

"We know how good a players he is, that's why we have offered him a new deal. My gut feeling is, looking at his body language over the last week or so, I'd like to think he would stay on."

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

Saints eye Hoops ace

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:36

Swans in for Hoops target

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:35

Stokes happy with form

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:05

Midfielder eyes Celtic move

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:22

Hoops ready new midfielder bid

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:59

Lennon expects star offers

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:20

Midfielder loving Glasgow life

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:56

Brown confident of boss stay

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:19

Lennon rules out Canaries job

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:58

Hoops tipped for keeper bid

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:55