Celtic have opened contract talks with first-team regular

In recent times, we have seen many Celtic first-team regulars nearing the end of their contracts and the club having very little choice but to let them leave at times. Thus, it is always a good idea to manage contract situations as early as possible.

The recent long-term contract extension of club captain, Callum McGregor, was certainly massive boost for the Hoops. The midfielder has been one of the most consistent performers in Scottish football and is expected to be a huge part of Celtic for years to come.

Now, as reported by the Daily Record, the club have opened contract talks with Greg Taylor as well. It looks like the left-back could get a two or three year extension along with a rise in his wages.

Taylor’s current contract with the club is believed to run out in the summer of 2023. He has been the most regular left-back at Parkhead in recent times and has also featured multiple times for the Scotland national team.

Is Taylor the man for the Celtic left-back spot for years to come?

It has been an interesting couple of years or so for Taylor since arriving at Celtic. He has made some solid progress, has featured at left-back on a regular basis for the Hoops and gradually has improved in multiple aspects.

He has had to compete with quite a few left-backs during his time at the club as well. But, he has divided opinion amongst the fans. It is safe to say that he has not managed to fill the void left behind by Kieran Tierney but then, very few could.

Now, the question is, is he the long-term answer at left-back? May be not but he is certainly a great option to have in the squad. Of course, a lot will depend on how the likes of Adam Montgomery and Liam Scales progress, and if the club sign another left-back in the future.