Report: Long-serving Emilio Izaguirre to follow James Forrest in leaving Celtic this summer

Emilio Izaguirre is reportedly set to leave Celtic at the end of the season.

According to a report from The Scottish Sun, Celtic full back Emilio Izaguirre will leave the club at the end of the season along with contract rebel Emilio Izaguirre.

Izaguirre, 29, joined Celtic from Motagua in his native Honduras back in the summer of 2010, having impressed at the World Cup in South Africa just months earlier.

The left back has been a fixture of the Celtic side for almost six years now, racking up almost 250 appearances in the famous green and white hoops.

However, the Honduran defender has lost his place as Celtic's first choice left back this season, as youth product Kieran Tierney has thrived, taking his spot under Ronny Deila.

The teenager is tipped to have a bright future, and it seems that Celtic are ready to make Tierney their long-term, first-choice left back - meaning Izaguirre could leave.

The Scottish Sun report that Izaguirre is likely to follow winger James Forrest - who has rejected a new deal with the club - out of the club this summer, in order to find first-team football away from Glasgow.

It's suggested that clubs in Spain and the United States are keen to sign Izaguirre, and as one of Celtic's longest-serving players right now, the Bhoys may well grant his wish to leave at the end of the season and look to play regularly elsewhere.

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