Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers impressed with Tom Rogic

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is confident that midfielder Tom Rogic can kick on again this season under his management.

The Australia playmaker has just one year left on his current deal but the Hoops are determined to tie him down.

Championship side Leeds United tried to sign him last summer, while Arsenal are apparently keen on bringing him to the Emirates before next season.

Despite the speculation, Rodgers is just focusing on his form ahead of the new Scottish Premiership campaign.

He impressed in international friendlies against England and Greece and Rogic has looked sharp during pre-season.

Rogic’s form could attract a number of bids in the next few weeks but Rodgers is confident they can keep him and help him develop.

He told the Daily Record: “Tom, I really like, he’s very good. “He has great skill and ability.

He had a bad time with injuries and last season was just coming through that. Hopefully this term he can kick on again.

“He’s a talent for sure and is a young guy on the way up in terms of his development. I’m relaxed about it. Of course, I want happy players who are committed to Celtic.

“The markets in England are very different and we have to respect that. But for every second they are here they’ll respect how we work and have a responsibility to Celtic.

“That’s all I can do is as a coach. Whatever happens outside of that is not for me.”

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