On June 17th 2017, Celtic announced the signing of Jonny Hayes from Aberdeen on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 31-year-old scored his first competitive goal for Celtic against his former club Aberdeen, before suffering an injury that forced him to spend the second half of the season out injured.
A lot of supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to sign Hayes, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.
Excellent addition to the squad, dreaded seeing Hayes on their team sheet. By far the best player outwith Celtic in the league last season.
— Terry Kirkwood (@telbhoy112) June 17, 2017
Fantastic signing HON THE BHOYS#COYBIG
— Tony Fitzgerald (@ScottTonyfitz11) June 17, 2017
Great News…..! Congratulations…..!
— Ann Kennedy (@DonegalAnn) June 17, 2017
Great signing! A terrier that causes all sorts of problems! In amongst better quality will bring the best out of him.. Welcome to paradise!
— Dougie Robertson (@TheBhoyNo7) June 17, 2017
Our new number 7?? Welcome Jonny. Good signing.
— David McDonald (@Davidmcd316) June 17, 2017
Underrated perhaps. BR can improve him further
— Innis C Nicolson (@croitear) June 17, 2017
Jonny Hayes started his career at Reading, but with first team opportunities limited, he joined Forest Green Rovers on loan in February 2006, and then went on to join Chesterfield and Milton Keynes Dons on loan, before joining Leicester City after his release from Reading.
But, things didn’t exactly run smoothly in the Midlands as he was released by mutual consent two years after joining the club. In 2009, Hayes joined Scottish First Division side Inverness Caledonian Thistle after a successful trial period, where he managed to enjoy a few successful seasons.
Hayes put pen to paper on a deal with Aberdeen in 2012. He managed to enjoy arguably the best years of his footballing career at Pittodrie, producing an impressive amount of assists and goals, with 24 assists and 11 goals coming in his final season at Aberdeen.
On June the 17th 2017, Celtic announced the signing of Jonny Hayes from Aberdeen for on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He scored his first competitive goal for Celtic against his former club Aberdeen, before suffering an injury that forced him to spend the second half of the season out injured.
Indeed, he has struggled to have any kind of positive impact since moving to Celtic Park, with zero goals to his name in the current campaign in seven appearances. So, with Brendan Rodgers gifting him limited minutes off the substitutes’ bench at this moment in time, he may soon depart in January.
Therefore, it comes as some surprise that supporters were so excited to see him join back in 2017 as he has proved to be one of the worst signings since Rodgers took over, having failed to live up to expectations since making the move to Glasgow.
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