As things stand, Nir Bitton could be leaving Celtic at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old, who signed for the Glasgow club from FC Ashdod back in 2013, will be a free agent next summer.
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Manager Neil Lennon, though, is keen for Bitton to put pen to paper on a new deal and extend his stay at Celtic Park. “We don’t want him to go, we want him to stay, so talks are on-going,” the former Celtic player was quoted as saying by The Scotsman.
And all things considered, it is not hard to see why Lennon is eager to keep hold of the Israel international.
Bitton has been a good servant for Celtic since arriving from Israel. He has made just under 200 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops, according to Transfermarkt, scoring 12 goals and assisting another 14.
As well as that, Bitton has also shown his versatility, playing in both midfield and defence for the SPFL champions, giving Lennon another reason for wanting to keep hold of him.
And it is a sentiment that Celtic fans may also share, with some taking to Twitter to show how much they appreciate the player…
Underrated player, no nonsense no drama does what is asked of him
— K9Dug (@K9Dug) December 2, 2019
Great squad player to have, never any complaining just gets on with it when asked and plays anywhere
— Chris Canney (@canney_chris) December 2, 2019
he is quality
— Anthony Harris טוני הריס (@harrisanthonys) December 2, 2019
Hope he stays!!
— Gavvy Bolingoli (@gavb_67) December 2, 2019
Surely he has to play more,give brown and McGregor some rest
— tam kerr (@TamZander5911) December 2, 2019
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Sign him up!!!
— Dave (@DavidHannan9) December 2, 2019
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