Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leigh Griffiths has said that he wants to stay at Hibernian after the end of his loan spell because he is not interested in playing in League One.
Wolves were recently relegated from the Championship, while this is the second successive relegation suffered by the club. Griffiths has been one of the standout players in the Scottish Premier league this season. He has managed to score 28 goals in all competitions, which has helped him win the best player of the year award from the Football writers Association. He has also won the player of the year award from the Scottish Premier league as well.
Wolves have extended his contract, but the player has said that he is not interested in playing for the English club anymore. Instead, he wants to make the loan spell to Hibernian permanent in the summer. Wolves Chief Executive, though, has said that he is confident that Griffiths can be convinced to return to his parent club. The 22-year-old joined Wolves back in 2011 from Dundee United, but he has made just one appearance for the club since then. Wolves will be targeting a return to the Championship immediately and the presence of a quality striker will be essential to the team.
"It's not 100% definite that I'll be going back to Wolves. I want to stay here. I love the club and I don't want to leave yet. It's up to Hibs and Wolves to agree a fee. Wolves have taken up the option of another year on my contract and they want me to be a big part of their plans for promotion next season. But I don't want to leave Hibs. It's the fans that I have really taken to because I'm one of them. I've showed on the park how much they mean to me and how much the club means to me," said Griffiths.