Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair react as Nir Bitton issues final Celtic goodbye on Instagram
Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has issued his final goodbye to the Hoops’ support after announcing his nine-year stay with the club would come to an end last month.
The 30-year old received a brilliant send-off on the final day of the Premiership season, alongside another long-serving teammate, Tom Rogic.
Bitton enjoyed an extremely successful spell in Glasgow, finishing off life in the Green and White Hoops by lifting a league can cup double under Ange Postecoglou.
With the midfielder’s contract expecting to come to an end in June, Bitton issued one final farewell to the Celtic supporters on social media with a compilation of some of his best moments.
Taking to Instagram, the Israeli internationalist thanked the club and its fans for all the years of ‘pure happiness’, after playing his part in one of the club’s most successful periods in the modern era.
He said: “It’s been a hell of a journey for me, but now it’s time to say goodbye. I want to say thank you for all these years of pure happiness, years that we created so many memories together. For all my teammates, managers and the backroom staff that helped me and supported me along the way.
”It’s been a great privilege for me to wear the Celtic top, and I’ve always wore it with pride.
”To you…the fans, I just want to say thank you! For supporting me through ups and downs, and we had some of them along the way😅and I just want to say thank you for welcoming me to your club and to your history.
”Once a Celt, Always a Celt🤝✊🏻YNWA”
Former teammates such as Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair were quick to respond to his post, alongside current star Liel Abada.
There may have been ups and downs, but there is no doubting how much success Bitton enjoyed
Across his nine years with the club, there was certainly a fair share of ups and downs for Nir Bitton.
However, there can be no denying that the midfielder enjoyed great success as a Celtic player.
The 30-year old was part of the several squads which broke records, including going a whole season undefeated and lifting a Quadruple Treble.
This summer is the ideal time for Bitton to say his goodbyes to the club as we look to kick on under Ange Postecoglou, and the freshness of new players to the squad could do a world of good.
We wish Nir all the best and look forward to seeing what success he is able to achieve elsewhere in the future!