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Leigh Griffiths released by Celtic with Dundee future uncertain as Parkhead club cut ties with striker

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Leigh Griffiths could be without a club at the end of January after Celtic decided to terminate his contract. The Hoops striker will remain at Dundee on loan until the end of the transfer window but will then be allowed to leave Parkhead. Mailsport understands the club have triggered a clause in the one-year deal he signed last summer, which allows Celtic to cut him loose.

Griffiths will stay at Dens Park for now and is included in the Dark Blues’ squad for Tuesday night’s Premiership clash against Livingston.

But the 31-year-old’s future is up in the air after Celtic informed him of their decision last week. Dundee had initially decided to cut Griffiths ’ loan spell short and send him back to Parkhead.

But after learning that Celtic had activated the termination clause, gaffer James McPake will keep Griffiths until January 31 before deciding whether to offer him a longer-term deal.If he doesn’t, the former Scotland star will be able to explore other options as a free agent.It ends Griffiths’ eight-year stint at Celtic after joining from Wolves in 2014.He scored 123 goals in his time at Parkhead, winning seven Premiership titles, three Scottish Cups and four League Cups.

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