Israeli utility man, Nir Botton, has signed a contract extension with the Hoops that could see him, potentially, spend ten years at Paradise as reported in The Scotsman.
The 28-year-old has signed a contract extension until 2023 and Bitton, who signed from Israeli Premier League club, Ashdod for £700k in 2013 is delighted at extending his stay following his recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in 2018.
Bitton said on the announcement of his new deal:
“As soon as Celtic said they wanted me to stay, it was a no-brainer for me. I’m playing for an amazing, unbelievable club so when I’m offered the chance to stay here for a while longer then I’m going to take it”.
“I’m still a baby – only 28 – and it’s good for me and my family to have that security and for Celtic to show their faith in me. I don’t take anything for granted after what I’ve been through with injuries. That makes it mean even more to me”.
Is Bitton's 3-year contract extension a good bit of business?
Fans of the Parkhead club took to Twitter to congratulate Bitton after putting pen to paper on a new contract and are glad he is continuing his trophy filled years in green and white.
Great bit of business.
— CC (@TheLeatherBelts) December 16, 2019
The Bethlehem Busquets is here for 10IAR.
— Chairman Lmao ☭ (@BenTheTim) December 16, 2019
Fully deserved, his role cannot be undervalued. Comes in and does this job without qualms, whenever called upon.
— Liam (@LK95_) December 16, 2019
Really good business there as he can play a couple of positions and he obviously loves the club 👍🍀
— celticghirl1888 (@celticghirl0106) December 16, 2019
Great to see a very underrated player a soild 7/10
— 🍀West Belfast Celt🍀 (@kingHenrik97) December 16, 2019
One of the most under-rated players at CP. Always reliable.
— Anthony Martin (@Anthony76119606) December 16, 2019
Nice one , big man always steps up when needed , nae fuss and always gives his all 👌👏👏🍀🍀🍀
— DAMAGE INC. FRIMPONG 🤘✌️☠️🍀🏴 (@uddybhoy1) December 16, 2019
Bitton is a popular character around Celtic Park and as these fans back-up, is a consistent performer whenever he is called upon, not every player in the squad can be the hero and he is more than happy to continue to play his supporting role over the next few years as the Hoops go 10-in-a-row hunting.