Nir Bitton pens fresh Celtic deal

Nir Bitton new Celtic deal

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Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton signed a new five-year deal at Parkhead on Monday, keeping him under contract until 2020.

Bitton was signed by former Celtic boss Neil Lennon in 2013 and has since gone on to make over 60 appearances for the Scottish giants.

The 24-year-old Israel international is delighted to have put pen to paper on a new contract in Glasgow.

“As soon as I got a new offer I had no questions about signing,” he said. “When you play for a club like Celtic you don’t think twice. It’s a huge club, the best fans in the world and Celtic Park is one of the best stages in Europe so I’m just delighted to extend my stay here.

Celtic is a special club and every time I go out onto the pitch I get goosebumps.

“When the fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ it’s like something from a dream, and these kinds of things make my life easier and happier.

“I am so pleased to commit my long-term future to Celtic and I now look forward to doing everything I can to bring the club and our fans more success.”

Celtic are also understood to be in discussions with winger James Forrest over a new deal as boss Ronny Deila bids to keep his squad intact.

Deila’s side host Molde in the Europa League on Thursday and they are 1.57 to win the match, or 101.00 to win the competition outright.

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