Premiership champions Celtic are reportedly closing in on a bumper contract extension for their 22-year-old goalkeeper Conor Hazard.
Celtic in talks for Hazard’s new contract
The Scottish Sun have recently reported that goalkeeper is now closing in on sealing a bumper new deal for himself and talks for the same have been going on since earlier this summer.
Because of Hazard’s recent emergence in the club’s first-team, Neil Lennon is keen to see the club tie up the goalkeeper’s long-term future – especially since his current deal at Parkhead runs out in the summer of 2021.
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The report also claims that Hazard is now expected to be handed an extended run in the Celtic first-team. This comes some days after the Northern Irishman’s recent appearances against Lille in the Europa League and against Kilmarnock in the Premiership.
Dundee United wanted to sign Hazard on a loan deal in the summer, but the Hoops decided to not go ahead with the deal.
Deserved contract extension for Hazard
Lennon has already compared Hazard to Craig Gordon and has also heaped a lot of praise on the goalkeeper in recent days. Lennon was also sure that Gordon would’ve had a positive impact on Hazard, whose recent performances have been hailed as ‘absolutely excellent’ by the Hoops boss (as per Belfast Telegraph).
This clearly shows that Lennon now trusts Hazard a lot and considering the fact that he wants the goalkeeper to sign a new deal, perhaps we can expect the 22-year-old to feature more often for the Bhoys in the next few weeks.
In other news, Hapoel Be’er Sheva manager has hinted at the club’s attempts to sign one Celtic star – read more about it here.
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