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Nir Bitton signs new deal with Celtic until 2020

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Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has signed a new deal with the Glasgow side, with his new contract extended until the summer of 2020.

The Israeli, who joined the Scottish champions from FC Ashdod two years ago, has been one of the most consistent players within the Celtic squad and had no qualms in extending his deal.

Speaking after the signing of his new deal, Bitton said: “As soon as I got a new offer from Celtic I had no questions about signing. When you play for a club like Celtic you don’t think twice.

“It’s a huge club, the best fans in the world and Celtic Park is one of the best stages in Europe so I’m just delighted to extend my stay here.

“Celtic is a special club and every time I go to the pitch I get goosebumps. When the fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone it’s like something from a dream and these kinds of things make my life easier and happier – I’m just happy to stay here.

“As a player, when you get the trust of a club it gives you confidence and you appreciate it. You just want to give that back as much as you can and like I say, when you play here you don’t think twice.

“I enjoy every minute at Celtic and my wife is very happy here so there was never any need for change. This is where I want to be.

“I have a great relationship with the manager and the backroom staff at Celtic who have all been magnificent with me and I have a group of team-mates who I respect so highly.

“I am so pleased to commit my long-term future to Celtic and I now look forward to doing everything I can to bring the club and our fans more and more success.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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