Jonny Hayes confirmed in a post on his Instagram channel @jonnyhayes11 that he is leaving Celtic after three seasons at the club.
The Republic of Ireland international took to social media to announce his departure from Parkhead as he paid tribute to the “terrific staff” at the club and “unbelievable guys” alongside him in the dressing room.
The 32-year-old reflected on the highs and lows of his time with the Hoops and signed off by urging supporters to “stay safe” amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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From the lows of breaking a leg to the highs of winning a treble, the last 3 years have been an enjoyable journey, in which I’ve worked under some terrific staff and shared a dressing room with some unbelievable guys! Football at times brings tough decisions, so I’d like to thank you for all the support received along the way! Stay safe everyone!
Hayes, who joined from Aberdeen in 2017, went on to play 68 times for Celtic, scoring twice and providing seven assists, with one of those goals coming in the 2-0 derby triumph over Glasgow Rangers in the early weeks of this season.
Are you happy with Jonny Hayes' overall contribution in his time at Celtic?
Hayes made a further 26 appearances this season but most of those were as a substitute as he struggled to hold down a place in Neil Lennon’s first XI. He had been the recipient of strong criticism from some Hoops fans over performances against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen over the winter but, now that he can sign off from the club with three Premiership medals and seven trophies in total, plenty of the Parkhead faithful showed their appreciation in replying to his Instagram post.
The Irishman’s three years at Celtic included some tough moments but also encompassed numerous trophy-winning days and he can always say that he played his part in the historic ‘treble treble‘ season. He leaves as an admirable servant to the Hoops’ cause during his three years with the club.
Celtic fans, are you appreciative of Hayes’ service to the club or do you feel he simply wasn’t good enough? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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