Nir Bitton

Read all the news about Nir Bitton of Celtic FC. Position: Midfielder. Nir Bitton was born in Ashdod on 30 October 1991 (age 27).

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On 30 August 2013, Biton signed a four-year deal with Scottish Premiership club Celtic, for a fee of around £700,000 and a 20% sell-on clause for Israeli Premier League club FC Ashdod.

He made his debut for the club on 18 September, in a Champions League group stage match against AC Milan, coming in to the game as a late substitute at the 89th minute. Three weeks later he made another Champions League appearance for Celtic, coming as a 77th-minute substitute against Ajax on 22 October, but was sent off eleven minutes later for a late tackle on Thulani Serero. The resulting suspension and a few niggling injuries hindered Biton’s efforts to establish himself in the team, but he still managed to make a total of 20 appearances for Celtic by the end of his first season there. Celtic won their third successive league title, and Biton’s 15 league appearances saw him pick up his first major honour.

In the 2014-15 season, Biton scored in Celtic’s first league match of the season from the penalty spot after a controversial red card for St Johnstone defender Dave Mackay. Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter was later given a 3-match ban for simulation. Later in the season, Biton scored a stunning 30-yard goal against Dundee. in a 5–0 win. He scored another long distance strike on 12 August 2015, netting from 25 yards into the top corner in a 2–2 draw with Kilmarnock.

To begin the 2015–16 season, on 19 August 2015 Biton scored against Swedish side Malmö FF in a 3–2 win at Celtic Park in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs.

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67HailHail · Jun 11

Whether £15m man leaves or not, his Celtic midfield team-mate must go

Celtic should be looking to move Nir Bitton regardless of whether Olivier Ntcham stays or goes.

67HailHail · Jun 11

Celtic need a lager squad than any other club in football

At some point early tomorrow morning Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Scott Bain will arrive at Glasgow Airport and start their summer break.

Transfer Tavern · Jun 10

Keeping 27y/o might not be a bad idea for Celtic – Verdict

According to Football Insider, new boss Neil Lennon has sanctioned the decision to allow Nir Bitton to remain at Celtic for another season after lobbying the club not to let him go this summer...

Transfer Tavern · Jun 10
Read Celtic · Jun 10

Neil Lennon hands midfielder Celtic lifeline after club discussed terminating current deal

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will allow Nir Bitton to remain at Celtic Park next season after urging the club to keep hold of the midfielder.

Read Celtic · Jun 10
Daily Express · Jun 10

Celtic transfer news: Lennon makes Nir Bitton decision after Olivier Ntcham hint

CELTIC boss Neil Lennon has made his mind up on Nir Bitton after Olivier Ntcham gave a hint on social media that his career at Parkhead is over...

Daily Express · Jun 10
Celts Are Here · Jun 10

Reports: Celtic Have ‘Discussed’ Terminating Midfielder’s Deal

Neil Lennon is looking to reshape his side this summer with some new faces and many players have already headed out the door.

Celts Are Here · Jun 10

Sources: Celtic discuss terminating 27-yr-old contract, Lennon makes up his mind

Neil Lennon has given the green light for Nir Bitton to remain at Celtic for another season after urging the club not to let him go, Football Insider understands...

Injury-hit midfielder looking to win more trophies with Celtic

Israeli midfielder Nir Bitton believes that he can make an impact at Celtic next season despite an injury-hit season last year.With one year remaining on his contract, Bitton played only ten times last season for Celtic, but is looking to stay at the club to win more silverware with the club under Neil Lennon.Bitton said: “I still have a contract at Celtic so I am staying.

How the Leagues Were Won: Part 4

CELTIC 5 DUNDEE 0 (May 2, 2015) LEIGH GRIFFITHS, Scott Brown, Kris Commons, James Forrest and Nir Bitton shared the goals to put new manager Ronny Deila’s team on course for a fourth consecutive success.

67HailHail · May 19

Neil Lennon issues big Celtic injury boost

Celtic interim manager Neil Lennon has stated that he expects all of his top stars to be fit for the Scottish Cup final.

67HailHail · May 19
Celts Are Here · Apr 29

Celtic Player’s Agent Pictured at Celtic Park

Dudu Duhan – the agent of Nir Bitton and the man who negotiated deals with the club for the likes of Efe Ambrose, Stefan Scepovic and the infamous Rami Gershon has been posted a picture of himself at Celtic Park on Monday afternoon sparking rumours about what he’s there for...

Celts Are Here · Apr 29
Daily Record · Apr 29

The Celtic agent who brokered Efe Ambrose and Nir Bitton deals pictured back at Parkhead

Dudu Dahan was involved in a number of transfers during Neil Lennon’s first stint as manager and still represents Bitton...

Daily Record · Apr 29
90 Minute Cynic · Apr 20

Hibs – Celtic | The Preview

A man from the Middle East – battered, betrayed and beaten – makes an incredible return in near impossible circumstances.

90 Minute Cynic · Apr 20
Celts Are Here · Apr 17

The Last Supper? Three Out of Five Players Set for Parkhead Exit

Nir Bitton shared a picture on his Instagram story yesterday evening after the ‘amigos’ sat down for dinner, perhaps for the last time.

Celts Are Here · Apr 17
67HailHail · Apr 8

Is Celtic renaissance man suddenly fifth choice?

Nir Bitton had been going through something of a renaissance under Brendan Rodgers, but is it safe to say that’s stopped now?

67HailHail · Apr 8
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