Nir Bitton in talks with club following Celtic exit

Nir Bitton is reportedly in talks to join Maccabi Tel-Aviv after leaving Celtic. The Israeli midfielder, who can also play at the back, left Paradise after nine successful seasons in the Hoops. With another baby on the way, Bitton decided with his wife that a return to Israel would be best for their family and it is likely they will not be short on offers.

According to Israeli outlet Walla, the Europa Conference League side are in talks to sign the 30-year-old. The player made 270 appearances for Celtic with 38 coming this season. His performances from his natural holding position were praised as many questioned why he was ever moved to defence in the first place.

Bitton came off the bench as Celtic beat Motherwell on the final day of the season to collect his 18th winners medal since joining the club back in 2013. He departed alongside another stalwart, Tom Rogic.

Bitton is reportedly a Maccabi supporter and he will be keen to get his future sorted soon, ideally with a club that will allow him to continue playing for his National Team but also have some time with his young family.


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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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