Neil Lennon reportedly wants Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre to extend his stay at Parkhead.
Celtic fans can’t believe that Emilio Izaguirre has been offered a new contract, let alone that he might reject it.
But the Honduran has suggested that he wants to move to the USA rather than stick with the Bhoys.
"Celtic have offered me another one-year deal on my contract," the full-back said.
"I don't know what I am going to do yet. I am discussing it with my family.
"Neil Lennon has spoken to me and he wants me to remain at Celtic. But I want to be closer to Honduras when I play with the national team."
Celtic fans simply cannot believe the comments for a number of reasons.
Many Bhoys fans are shocked that Celtic want to keep Izaguirre around, given his advancing years, and they feel that him rejecting the deal could actually do them a favour.
Lennon should he sacked for this alone.— Ciaran (@CixranKane) May 7, 2019
ffs nooooooooooo we're looking to go forward as a club not backwards— Micky Magennis (@magintylegend5) May 7, 2019
If true, a worrying sign— Eric McBride (@EricMcBride4) May 7, 2019
If he wants to leave remove the offer off the table job done we only want players who want to play for the jersey— Graham Gentles (@GrahamGentles) May 7, 2019
It's the fact he's been offered one at all that I'm shocked at. Ridiculous.— Stephen A. (@CrumbsTMT) May 7, 2019
Heads need to roll if Emilio Izaguirre is given a new contract.— Paul (@PaulMcT7) May 7, 2019
Year contract ? No No No , let him go and stop all this Hooper return chat aswell.— Sean Gibson (@weesean69) May 7, 2019
Lennon giving Izaguirre a years extension and trying to get Hooper back is just absolutely shambolic stuff. You really hate to see it. What’s next, Lassad on a 4 year deal?— ciarán. (@NotoriousBAG_) May 7, 2019
Izaguirre has made 19 appearances for Celtic in all competitions this season, and he has not always convinced.
Whether the 32-year-old will play for Celtic again before his current deal expires remains to be seen.
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