Emilio Izaguirre probably deserved a decent send-off from Celtic after spending eight years at the club.
The left-back played for the Hoops between 2010 and 2017 and again this season but has now left after rejecting a final offer of a one-year extension. He departs after winning 13 trophies and featuring in 271 matches for the club.
The 33-year-old has spent the majority of his playing career in Glasgow and become a real fans favourite. It’s therefore surprising that he wasn’t given a chance to say goodbye on the pitch.
A hushed farewell
The Honduran’s final Celtic appearance came in April’s victory over Kilmarnock. He played all 90 minutes as Celtic got an important three points but also paid tribute to the late Billy McNeill.
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Izaguirre wasn’t involved in any of Celtic’s final four matchday squads. The last league match of the season would have been an ideal time for the full-back to get to say his goodbyes. The match was pretty meaningless as we had already wrapped the title up.
Fellow departure Jeremy Toljan fitted in at left-back but fans would undoubtedly rather have seen Izaguirre.
It’s always a shame when club icons like Izaguirre leave Celtic. It’s even more of a shame when they leave with barely a whimper.