Mahlasela is, however, still to sign the new contract that Celtic have tabled for him as they seek to tie him down to a longer deal following an impressive showing last term.
“I have come back to Celtic for pre-season because I still have a year remaining since the club has exercised the option of a further season,” Mahlasela tells KickOff.com.
“Yes, the club has offered me a new contract but I haven’t signed it as yet. So for now I don’t really know what is going to happen as I will also be guided by my father who represents me in such matters. With all that said what is also important for me is to continue playing regular football,” he says.
While the 26-year-old has been mentioned as a possible target for Kaizer Chiefs during the off-season he insists he knows nothing at this stage.
“I personally haven’t spoken to anyone from Chiefs. My father also hasn’t told me anything to do with Chiefs. If there anything he would have at least informed me. Celtic haven’t mentioned anything to me as well because I take it that if there is any club that wants me then they will inform Celtic since I am still their player,” explains Mahlasela.