Nir Bitton has been at Celtic since 2013.

Celtic defensive midfielder Nir Bitton has told The Scottish Sun that he wants to stay at the club.

Bitton has been on the books of Celtic since the summer of 2013 when he joined from FC Ashdod from a transfer fee reported by The Glasgow Evening Times to be worth £700,000.

The 27-year-old has been an important player for the Hoops over the years, but this season, the Israel international has not been a regular, with injuries affecting him.

According to WhoScored, the defensive midfielder made only four starts and three substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership and played just twice in the Scottish Cup for the Hoops.

As stated on Celtic’s official website, Bitton has made 181 appearances in all competitions for the Glasgow giants so far in his career, scoring 11 goals in the process.

Celtic defensive midfielder Bitton has suggested that he wants to stay at the Hoops, with The Scottish Sun stating that he has a year left on his current contract at the Hoops.

Bitton told The Scottish Sun: “I still have a contract at Celtic so I am staying. I haven’t spoken to any other clubs. As long as I am under contract and Celtic believes in me, I will stay.

“I will do everything I can to return the faith and the investment Celtic have made in in me. Leaving is not an option.”

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