Stefan Johansen makes a joke about Nir Bitton

A general view of the stadium before the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and Manchester City FC at Celtic Park on September 28, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen makes a joke about Celtic star Nir Bitton.

Stefan Johansen (C) of Fulham holds off the challenge of Cyrus Christie (L) and Jonny Howson (R) of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Middlesbrough at...

Fulham central midfielder Stefan Johansen has jokingly suggested that Celtic star Nir Bitton will win the Ballon d’Or in the future, as quoted in The Scottish Sun.

Johansen, who was on the books of Celtic from 2014 until 2016 before he made the move to Fulham in the Championship in England, made the joke on a photo on Instagram in which Bitton was seen challenging Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar for the ball in the Champions League.

The picture on Instagram, which you can see in The Scottish Sun by clicking here, was meant as a tribute to Neymar, who is one of the best players in the world and could win the Ballon d’Or in the future.

Nir Bitton of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Motherwell FC at Fir Park on April 9, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, Fulham central midfielder Johansen, 26, jokingly said that his former Celtic teammate Bitton could win it.

The picture was captioned: “Future #ballondor winner #neymar.”

Johansen jokingly wrote: “Yes you are @nir_bitton_.”

Emilio Izaguirre (L), and Nir Bitton of Celtic celebrate at the final Whistle with a young fan during the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on...

Bitton, 26, is not going to win the Ballon d’Or anytime soon, but the defensive midfielder is not going to be short of trophies in his career if he is going to remain at Celtic.

The Israel international, who has operated as a centre-back on occasions this season, has won the league title in Scotland four times, the Scottish League Cup thrice and the Scottish Cup once.

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