Date: 17th December 2019 at 12:30pm
Written by: Peter Graham

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”.

The 6ft 5 inch defensive midfielder/centre-half has been a useful squad member for Neil Lennon’s side this season featuring 21 times for the Hoops.

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.

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.