NIR BITTON is very much a squad utility player and with that he is put into a certain range of how much the club is willing to offer the midfielder going forward.

Not vital to the side but in no way redundant, Celtic walk a tightrope between what the player is worth and what he wants. The Israeli is coming into the final six months of his Celtic contract in January and it will be make your mind up time for both the club and the player before too long.

With that in mind, Sunsport reported on Sunday that the player is currently being watched by Burnley who will try and tempt the player south not in the summer but January for a cut price fee.

Nir has stated he would like to stay at Celtic but like we saw with the Mikael Lustig deal, just because the player and the manager both want a deal to happen doesn’t make it a stick-on.

Speaking to SunSport about the player, Lenny holds the player in high regard and would like to see him sign a new deal.

“Nir has been superb for us, but obviously we know about his contract situation.

“That’s something we’ll be looking to change as we go along. Hopefully we can get it sorted soon.”

If Celtic get offered £1m or above for the utility man, it might just be enough to see the Nir leave.


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