Celtic star Stuart Armstrong has attracted plenty of attention across the Premier League this summer, and with the 26-year-old entering the final 12 months of his contract, it is understandable why the Hoops are bracing themselves for bids.
The likes of Crystal Palace and Brighton are said to be monitoring Armstrong’s situation at Celtic Park, with the Hoops understandably wanting to get a good price for their player, and the player himself wanting a hefty contract offer.
However, former Celtic captain Tom Boyd believes the player should ignore money when deciding his future – insisting that silverware is much more of an achievement in football.
“Hopefully we can get him to stay – a five-year contract would be nice,” said Boyd, who made over 300 appearances for the Hoops.
“I think he’s a happy man at Celtic. He’ll win things at the club. What do you want to be as a player? Do you want to be a winner? Or do you want just to earn good money?
“We don’t want our best players leaving. I know in the grand scheme of things there’s a big gap between our Premiership and the Premier League. Stuart clearly has a decision to make.
“He’s a massive part of the Celtic team and generally has a big impact.
“Celtic are well covered in the midfield areas. If Stuart decides to leave we’ve certainly got a lot of other options. But we don’t want a player like that to leave. He has great drive and ability and we’d rather see him here.
“If somebody were to come in just now and make a good offer there needs to be serious consideration.”
[Quotes via Daily Record]