Delight as Tom Rogic signs new five-year deal

CELTIC are delighted to announce that Tom Rogic has signed a new five-year contract which will see him remain at the club until at least the summer of 2023.

The 25-year-old Australian has been a key component in the Hoops midfield and has reportedly attracted interest from English Premier League clubs but he ended any speculation over his future when he put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Celtic Park today (May 17).

Speaking exclusively to the Celtic website, Rogic said: “I feel great to have signed a new contract. I’m very proud and honoured to be able to commit my future to the club.

“I enjoy playing regular football here. I’m working under a top class manager and to play my club football here is something that’s very special to me so I couldn’t be happier to have signed a new contract.

“The support here is very special and sometimes it’s hard to describe. To feel so loved and wanted by the fans is all a player can really ask for.

“It’s my job and the players’ job to repay that. Now that my future’s sorted I can focus completely on playing football and giving everything I have for the club, as I have done for the past five years.”

Rogic signed for Celtic in January 2013 as a 20-year-old from Australian side Central Coast Mariners and made his debut for Neil Lennon’s side the following month on February 9 against Inverness.

He returned to the A League in January 2014 where he gained first-team experience playing for Melbourne Victory for the second half of the season before returning to Celtic in the summer.

It was in the 2015/16 season that he established himself as a regular in the starting XI. He made 39 appearances for Celtic that season, scoring 10 goals and weighing in with seven assists.

Under Brendan Rodgers, the Australian playmaker continued to lift silverware for Celtic and his creativity has given Celtic fans a wealth of memories to cherish.

He will forever be remembered for scoring the winning goal in the dying seconds of the 2016/17 Scottish Cup final which secured the treble winning invincibles season.

“When you win a single trophy it's something very special so to have won as many as I have here is another reason why I love it here and why I feel very privileged to represent the club.

“The Scottish Cup final goal last season was a pretty special moment that I think will be hard to top. I’ve played in a lot of big games here at this club and to have contributed a small part to that makes me very proud.

“I’ll keep working as hard as I can to hopefully create more in the future.”........

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