Nir Bitton wants Celtic stay

Nir Bitton, Scott Brown and Jozo Simunovic celebrate following the Scottish Cup quarter final match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on March 02, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Nir Bitton has been at Celtic since 2013.

Nir Bitton of Celtic and Neymar of PSG battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic FC at Parc des Princes on November 22,...

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.

Neymar JR of PSG is fouled by Nir Bitton of Celtic during the UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint Germain and Glasgow Celtic at Parc des Princes on November 22, 2017 in Paris,...

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."

23rd January 2018, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Partick Thistle versus Celtic; Nir Bitton and Jozo Simunovic chat on the pitch

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