Celtic striker Anthony Stokes says he’s very happy at the club after Neil Lennon indicated the Parkhead side were ready to hold talks over a new contract.
The Irishman is in the final year of his current deal but says while he has no intention of leaving; he doesn’t want negotiations to act as a distraction during the season.
On Friday Lennon revealed the Hoops would enter discussions with the 23-year-old over extending his spell with the Glasgow side when they returned from their pre-season tour of Germany.
Stokes, who has scored 40 goals in 82 appearances for the club since joining from Hibernian in August 2010, told national newspapers he is willing to commit his future to the club.
He said: “I’d like to extend my deal but I don’t want to be bothered by issues like that. I don’t want to worry about anything when the competitive stuff starts.
“The state of Scottish football could come into play where contract talks are concerned because Rangers aren’t in the SPL now so that will raise financial questions for clubs.
“All I know is I’m happy at Celtic and I’m going to see out the last year of my contract.”
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