Former Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has completed a move to Maccabi Tel Aviv in his homeland Israel, the club announced today.
As you’ll know, Bitton left the Bhoys at the end of last season after a mutual parting of the ways that resulted in an emotional send-off on trophy day at Celtic Park.
He’s been linked with a number of clubs across Europe but it’s a return to Israel that’s been confirmed.
Bitton is signing at Maccabi Tel Aviv for two years, with the option of a third-year held by the club.
The 30-year-old still has plenty to offer a club and is likely to get regular week-to-week football in the top-flight. He is highly-rated in Israel as a dependable international star.
He’s also the most successful Israeli football in history given the amount of trophies he won while playing in Celtic colours.
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Bitton made 270 appearances in total for the club, winning an incredible 18 honours.
However, it became increasingly clear he would only be used as a squad option under Ange Postecoglou, rather than an every week starter.
He now has the opportunity to play more football while returning to his homeland, which sounds like a great move for him at this stage of his career and with a young family.
The very best of luck to Niro on his next adventure!
In other news, Next big Celtic announcement looks imminent.