Nir Bitton signs new three-and-a-half year Celtic deal until 2023

Bitton has won six Scottish Premiership titles during his time at Celtic Park

Nir Bitton has made 21 appearances for Celtic this season under Neil Lennon
Image: Nir Bitton has made 21 appearances for Celtic this season under Neil Lennon

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal to remain at the Scottish Premiership champions until the summer of 2023.

The Israel international, whose previous contract was due to run out in the summer, was signed by current Celtic boss Neil Lennon in August 2013 and the new deal will take him to a decade at the club.

Bitton has made 21 appearances for the club this season, helping them to a two-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership, the Scottish League Cup title and the last 32 of the Europa League.

Bitton (left) celebrates winning the Scottish League Cup title with Christopher Jullien
Image: Bitton (left) celebrates winning the Scottish League Cup with Christopher Jullien

"Celtic is not a club that you leave for every [other] opportunity you have," said Bitton, who revealed he had been in discussions for a while over a new deal.

"If you have the opportunity to stay at Celtic you stay. It is a massive club, one of the biggest in the UK and Europe.

"For myself it is just a big opportunity to keep winning trophies, titles, stay on top. That is my target."

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The 28-year-old has made 202 appearances for the Hoops, scoring 11 goals, since his debut against AC Milan in the Champions League six years ago.

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Bitton, who has been capped 25 times by his country, has won six league titles during his time at Celtic Park.

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