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Paul Wade Urges Tom Rogic To Delay Celtic Contract Decision

Former Australia captain Paul Wade has urged Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic to delay his decision of signing a new Hoops contract until after the summer World Cup in Russia. The 25-year-old has just 14 months left on his existing deal with Brendan Rodgers’ side, and Wade believes the midfielder can put himself on the shot window with a couple of strongperformances for the Socceroos at the prestigious tournament.

Speaking on Sydney Morning Herald, he said: “Tom changes his mind so quickly and fluently that he can make anybody believe anything and with one touch he can completely change the picture. I don’t have a problem with any player thinking to themselves ‘you know what I’m going to put in and deliver here so that I can get a new deal or go to a new club’.Whatever it takes to perform at your best, go with it. As long as you keep the team in mind because the team is the priority, but everything else just go for it I say.”

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Brendan Rodgers dismisses Tom Rogic contract speculation

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has refuted rumours which have suggested that Tom Rogic has declined a new contract with the Scottish champions. The Australia international joined the Hoops from Central Coast Mariners back in the summer of 2013 when Neil Lennon was still the club’s head coach. He has since been an influential player in the first-team, but his future has been put in question as he approaches the final year of his current contract.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Rodgers was quizzed about the contractual situation of Rogic after Australian publication The World Game suggested that he had turned down a probable extension. He told the publication: “I am not aware of that to be honest. We have just arrived back from Russia. I know Tom and his representatives have been speaking with the club for a little bit of time but that [the reports] are the first I have heard about that.”
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