St. Johnstone winger Michael O'Halloran is out of contract in the summer. The 30 year old winger re-joined Saints in January 2019 and has played a lot of games for the club, wracking up more than 70 appearances in that time.
O'Halloran has won both the Scottish Cup and the League Cup during his various spells at St. Johnstone (that sentence will never wear off) and is certainly a key player. While some would argue he is not quite at his scintillating best he does offer a good option and you would rather have him in our already small squad than not.
However, other teams have taken notice of the speedy wide-mans contract expiry date being mere weeks away. Fellow premiership outfit St. Mirren are interesting in O'Halloran's services according to reports and are set to make him an offer in the next few weeks.
This means that Saints need to act fast and tie the winger down to a new deal if we wish to keep him at the club. O'Halloran recently said in an interview that St. Johnstone is the club he has been happiest at, and that he would love to extend his time in Perth beyond the summer.
This means that the ball is in St. Johnstone's court. I firmly beleive that O'Halloran should have his contract extended as he is a good solid player who always offers something different to Callum Davidson's side. A new 1-year deal should be easy enough to sort out.
[O'Halloran celebrating his goal against Clyde - Image: @SNS]