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 28).

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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 · 42m

Celtic man’s attitude remains spot on despite international blows

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has remained in positive spirits despite his international blows with Israel over the last week.

67HailHail · 42m
Scotzine · Nov 20

Bitton Threat to Celtic Team-Mates

NIR BITTON has fired a Euro 2020 warning to Celtic team-mates Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Greg Taylor...

Scotzine · Nov 20
67HailHail · Nov 20

Celtic stalwart suffers embarrassing international blow

Celtic utility man Nir Bitton’s dismal Euro 2020 qualifying campaign ended in another defeat last night.

67HailHail · Nov 20
The Celtic Star · Nov 19

‘Two massive Finals,’ Bitton’s ‘Making History’ Ambition

NIR BITTON reckons his dream of reaching the Euros with Israel is edging closer as the Celtic Star eyes the Play-off Draw which will be made on Friday...

The Celtic Star · Nov 19
Daily Record · Nov 19

Celtic star Nir Bitton makes Euro 2020 declaration as he eyes historic achievement

The Israeli midfielder could play at Hampden next year if his side are drawn against Scotland in the play offs...

Daily Record · Nov 19
VideoCelts · Nov 19

Two Championship clubs linked with one of Celtic’s Lazio heroes

Alongwith Nir Bitton the Irishman is a reliable member of Lennon’s squad but with both contracts up at the end of the season speculation is inevitable...

VideoCelts · Nov 19

Ex Celtic Defender Hints About The Hoops Holding Talks With This Ace: What Should Lennon Do?

Recently reports had emerged that Premier League outfit Burnley will look to make a £1m swoop for Celtic’s versatile midfielder Nir Bitton.

67HailHail · Nov 17

Another international blow for Celtic star – faces embarrassing finale

Nir Bitton’s results with Israel haven’t been up to par in recent months, and he suffered yet another loss yesterday.

67HailHail · Nov 17
Read Celtic · Nov 16

Report suggests that Celtic could be holding talks on future with first-team player

Jackie McNamara has told Football Insider that Celtic may have already held talks over the potential future of Nir Bitton.

Read Celtic · Nov 16

Exclusive: McNamara suggests talks held at Celtic over future of first-team giant

Jackie McNamara suggests that Celtic have held talks behind the scenes over the future of Nir Bitton as he heads into the final months of his contract at Parkhead...

Read Celtic · Nov 14

Journalist reveals why January is “the right time” for Celtic player to leave

The editor for the Edinburgh Evening News Mark Atkinson believes January is “the right time” for Nir Bitton to leave Celtic amid interest from Burnley...

Read Celtic · Nov 14
Transfer Tavern · Nov 14

‘Go somewhere different’ – Pundit tips ‘underused’ Celtic utility man to depart the club

Former Scotland international Alan Hutton believes that Celtic defensive midfielder Nir Bitton could leave the club at the end of this season after his current contract ends...

Transfer Tavern · Nov 14
Celts Are Here · Nov 14

‘I wouldn’t say he’s much of an upgrade’ – Scottish Journo Undersells Celtic Star

Edinburgh Journalist Mark Atkinson has been speaking to a publication down in Burnely about Nir Bitton after the player was linked with a £1m January exit.

Celts Are Here · Nov 14
Read Celtic · Nov 14

Premier League side set to tempt Celtic ace with huge financial boost as January talks begin

Burnley have reportedly made contact with Nir Bitton’s representatives over a potential move to the Premier League side in January.

Read Celtic · Nov 14
Soccer Souls · Nov 13

Burnley signing this crucial Celtic star for just £1m would be nothing but daylight robbery

Why Celtic’s Nir would be a good catch for Dyche and Burnley According to The Scottish Sun (h/t Evening Times), Burnley boss Sean Dyche is keen to rope in Celtic defensive midfielder Nir Bitton...

Soccer Souls · Nov 13
Read Celtic · Nov 13

‘Cash in,’ ‘Keep at all costs’ – These fans have mixed opinions on what Celtic should do with in-demand ace

A number of Celtic fans have reacted to Burnley’s interest in signing Nir Bitton in January, with many offering different opinions.

Read Celtic · Nov 13

Exclusive: Alan Hutton claims ‘Very good’ Celtic giant set for exit after recent developments

Alan Hutton has tipped Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton to leave Parkhead in 2020 with the Israeli international yet to pen a new contract with the Hoops...

67HailHail · Nov 13

Writer’s View: Celtic should tie down veteran ahead of potential £1m offer

Nir Bitton’s contract is running out at the end of the season, and speculation over his future is already underway.

67HailHail · Nov 13
Read Celtic · Nov 13

28 y/o Celtic star linked with January exit amid Premier League interest

Burnley are reportedly planning a move for the versatile Nir Bitton in the January transfer window.

Read Celtic · Nov 13

Sources: PL club open preliminary talks with Celtic player as big-money offer readied

Burnley have opened preliminary talks with Nir Bitton’s camp as they look to prise him from Celtic in January, Football Insider understands.

Burnley Eyeing A £1m Move For This Celtic Versatile Ace: What Should Lennon Do Here?

According to the latest reports from the Sun, Premier League outfit Burnley are eying a cut-price deal for Celtic’s versatile midfielder Nir Bitton.

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