Kris Commons is coming close to the end of his contract with Celtic, but manager Neil Lennon says that the 30-year-old will extend his spell at the club by committing to a new contract.

Commons has been a Celtic player since January 2011 when he moved to the club after signing a 3 1/2 year deal. Now that it is about to expire, the player has stated his intention is to remain at Celtic Park beyond this season. Commons was brought to the club for just £ 300,000 from Derby County. He has managed to get 21 goals in just 33 matches this campaign.

He recently retired from international football in order to focus on his Celtic career, which appeared to be coming to an end as a result of his contractual situation. There were rumours that he may return to English football, but Lennon has put an end to all those rumours on by confirming that the player intends to stay at Celtic Park.

Celtic recently looked to keep Joe Ledley on a new long-term contract, but the club received a great offer for him on the final day of the January transfer window. After being dumped out of the Scottish cup, Celtic are close to sealing the title due to their mammoth advantage in the league.

"He's got an option on his contract and I'm pretty sure we'll be taking the option and then we'll look at things after that. He's been a huge player for us this season and he seems happy here. He's had a brilliant couple of seasons. The contract was on the table for quite a period of time. It was not as if it was a last minute thing. It was there on the table for at least two to three months. Three out of his four seasons have been top class and I think there's more to come from him," said manager Lennon.