Best for all parties if Nir Bitton leaves Celtic in the summer

By John Reid

April 18, 2019

If there is one area of the pitch where Celtic have lots of players, it’s in the middle of the park. It can be argued that the Hoops probably have too many midfielders at the club.

So it would be best for all concerned at the club if some midfielders moved on in the summer. One player who seems to fit the criteria is Nir Bitton.

Hasn’t featured recently

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Bitton did miss more than half of the season with a knee injury. But he is now fully fit, and hasn’t featured in the side for almost a month.

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In a way, that is understandable. The likes of Callum McGregor and Scott Brown will always be first choices in the middle of the park, and deservedly so.

Sitting in the stands won’t do him good

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Therefore, it is not a surprise that Bitton has been left out of the side in recent weeks. However, it won’t be doing the player much good to be sitting in the stands. Therefore, it is probably best for both the player and the club if Bitton moves on in the summer.

He will want to play regular football, and at the moment there seems little chance of that happening at Celtic Park.

Neil Lennon said last month that Bitton was in talks with the club about a new contract. His deal expires at the end of next season. However, the chances of his game time increasing next season look to be slim.

Bitton has been a good player for the Hoops. But it is best for all concerned if he moves on in the summer.