Celtic defensive midfielder Nir Bitton celebrates his 28th birthday today and the occasion was marked by the club’s official Twitter channel @CelticFC.
Happy birthday, Nir Bitton! pic.twitter.com/9OT33mibC9
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 30, 2019
The Israel international is currently the fifth longest-serving player at the club, having joined the Scottish champions in August 2013, and has made 195 appearances for the Hoops prior to tonight’s Premiership clash against St Mirren.
He is out of contract at the end of the current campaign, though, and in a recent interview with Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 16, Page 13) [via HITC], he said that he wants to remain at the club for as long as possible.
The Daily Record had reported in mid-September that the Hoops were ready to begin negotiations with the Israeli over a new contract following his return from a year-long injury absence, but as things stand he will be a free agent next summer.
These Celtic fans on Twitter wished Bitton a happy 28th birthday:
One of the most underrated and under-appreciated players at our club.
Happy birthday big man
— Glesgy Tim (@Timmy27221307) October 30, 2019
Great servant to the club. Happy birthday Nir!
— William Kay (@WullieKay) October 30, 2019
Can’t believe I share a birthday with this legend, happy birthday nir ill bring the cake tonight
— donch67 (@donch67) October 30, 2019
Happy Birthday big man
— Forster Fan (@Celtic12227908) October 30, 2019
Meanwhile, these Hoops supporters on Twitter called for the versatile Israeli to be presented with a new contract by the club:
Let’s make sure he is here for ten in a row
— 5littlestarsandthebigoldone (@5littlestarsan1) October 30, 2019
New contract for the big man
— KAFKAmusic (@KAFKA66810486) October 30, 2019
New contract pls
— Reece (@ReeceDurning) October 30, 2019
Give him the contract.
— Liam King (@LK95_) October 30, 2019
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