James Forrest not leaving Parkhead just yet.
Celtic winger James Forrest has stated he is happy at Parkhead, putting an end to stories linking him with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, currently on trial for tax evasion, confirmed the club’s interest in the 20 year-old, but said that if anything were to happen he would speak to Bhoys boss Neil Lennon.
“He’s a good player,” said Redknapp.
“We’ve not made any bids. If we did I would speak to Neil Lennon. He’s a player we have watched but he belongs to Celtic.”
Liverpool have been somewhat more coy, but the Merseyside club are thought to also be keeping tabs on the young Scot.
The Scottish Football Association’s performance director, Mark Wotte, recently hailed Forrest as being “the light in the darkness” of Scottish football, and he is certainly considered one of a new generation of players thought to herald a bright future for Scotland.
However, Forrest is happy to continue his development at Celtic, and hopes to finish the season as an SPL champion.
“It is obviously good to hear, but it doesn’t bother me. The main thing is I want to keep playing well with Celtic.
“I am not thinking about it. We’ve still got the second half of the season to go with Celtic. It is still early doors right now and all we need to do is hopefully keep our good run going and keep winning games.
“As long as I’m doing well and the team’s doing well, I am happy.”